Baxter Worth Paschal Jr. was born in Carthage NC Oct 28 th 1946. He attended Sandhills Community College 1967–1969 where he earned an AAS in Accounting. Baxter then went on to Lincoln College in Indiana from 1969 – 1971 where he earned a BS, Human Biology. He was accepted to the prestigious National University of Health Sciences  in 1971 where he earned his Doctorate of Chiropractic Medicine in 1974 and went on to practice in both Fayetteville and Southern Pines for over 40 years. Dr. Paschal also had a popular radio talk show in the early 1990’s called “Bax Matters” on Fayetteville station WFNC.


An avid sport enthusiast, Dr. Paschal was also once partial owner of the Fayetteville Flyers basketball team in the early 1990’s as well as member of the Iron Dukes athletic club. He was proud of his 7 trips to the Final Four to Watch Duke Play.  He could be seen regularly with his son Worth Paschal, and grandson Baxter Paschal IV, at the Fayetteville Swap Dogs baseball games, ECU football games, and Nebraska football games.


Dr. Paschal was also an accomplished pilot. He is credited with saving his family on two occasions when their plane had engine failure. He also logged hundreds of miles as a medical transport pilot when he would fly his own private aircraft to help others who could not afford medical treatment. He was proud of the fact that he logged on enough miles to fly around the world three times.


Baxter was also a beloved father of three sons and two grandchildren that survive him today: Baxter Worth Paschal III of Fayetteville, his wife Alecia, and grandchildren Baxter Worth Paschal IV and Elizabeth Ann. Ryan Wiley Paschal of Southern Pines, NC,  and his wife Brittany. And Robert Luke Paschal of Los Angeles CA.


Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Monday at Fair Promise UMC in Glendon conducted by the Rev. Tony Baurichter. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Following the service the family will receive friends in the church fellowship hall.


Memorials may be made to: Fair Promise UMC, 567 River Rd., Robbins, NC 27325.


Fry and Prickett Funeral Home in Carthage is assisting the Paschal family.




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  1. Dear Family,

    We are so sorry for your loss. Baxter was a wonderful cousin and we will always remember his laughter and his playful nature. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

    Love Lauren (Phillips) Brock & W

  2. ELEGANCE AND SIMPLICITY- STANDING SPRAY was sent by Cumberland County District Attorney’s Office.

    With Sympathy

  3. Carthage Masonic Lodge # 181 AF & AM, extends their condolences on your loss. If we can be of any assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact the lodge.

  4. To the family,

    Dr. Paschal was a very good man and a fine doctor. I worked with him on many matters, and it was always a pleasure. He will be missed, and I am truly sorry for your loss.


    Michael Porter

  5. Dear Cousins:

    Baxter will so be missed and always loved. You all are in my thoughts and prayers today. Wish I could be there with you all but, you all are in my heart.

    Your counsins, Marion and Andy

  6. We are deeply saddened at the loss of our dear friend and wish to express our sincere condolences to his family. Baxter’s friendship was a gift that we will always remember and always cherish. He was truly one of a kind and will be missed more than words

  7. Dear Worth, Alecia, and Paschal family: So very sorry to hear of Baxter. I recall with great fondness the many times he visited Nebraska. He was a true gentleman, scholar, and simply a wonderful person. I sincerely enjoyed the times we had; meeting Luke a

  8. I was so shocked to find out that Baxter had passed. I wished I had known so that I could have attended the service since I was in the area. He was one of the ‘coolest’ cousins that anyone could have. He will be missed by all.



  9. Worth, I am so sorry about the loss of your Dad. I will be praying for you and your family. I worked for your Dad a long time ago, but I still think about all the adventures we had. He was always a go-getter and he taught me a lot!

  10. Dear Family, Unfortunately I just found out about Dr. Paschal passing and wanted to give by best wishes and condolences to all of you. I had the privilege of working for Baxter for 5 years and did a lot of travelling with him in his plane in fact all the

  11. I had no idea Baxter was terminally sick. He gave me my first TENS unit and I am now in chiropractic school in Atlanta Georgia. He was y first chiropractic mentor and what a great fellow. I had many conversatinos with Baxter about life and how chiros coul

  12. I had no idea Baxter was terminally sick. We discussed many things about kidney function prior to last year. We often did research on several things concerning blood and kidney function.

    He gave me my first TENS unit and I am now in chiroprac

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