Donald Charles Paxton
Donald was born December 6, 1929 in Junction CIty, the youngest son of the late John and Mary Coffman Paxton.
He served his country in the United States Army, during the Korean War, stationed in Germany. While on leave he married the love of his life, Macille Swartz Paxton. After discharge he moved to Newark, OH and was employed for 40 years with the B&O Railroad as a Brakeman/Yard Foreman/Conductor. He also worked early in life at the Ludowici Tile Plant in New Lexington and later at Roper in Newark. After retirement in 1989 he returned to his roots building a new retirement home back in Junction City on property purchased from his Father.
Don and Macille raised three children, Mike (Donna) Paxton, Rick (Robin) Paxton and daughter, Patricia Paxton. Five grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Some of his life experiences were outstanding. At the age of 18 he rode his 1947 Indian Chief Motorcycle from Ohio to Texas with his brother Bill. He also made trips to the Holy Land, Lourdes, Fatima and Medjugorje. Including other vacations to Paris, Rome, Alaska, Texas, Hawaii, and to the Price is Right while in California with the PNB Freedom Years.
He was a member of the Junction City American Legion Post 376 and the Knights of Columbus. In retirement he volunteered as a maintenance man for St. Patrick's Catholic Church and oversaw completion of the Junction City Bell Memorial at the Junction City Park. While in Newark he helped set up the Kiwanis Park for the Little League. Donald served on the Board of Directors for the Perry County Senior Center in New Lexington, and enjoyed many meals served for the seniors.
Family and friends may call from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on Monday, April 23, 2018 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 1170 St. Rt. 668 S. Junction City. Mass of Christian Burial will follow with Father Daniel Swartz as Celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Patrick's Cemetery with military graveside rites conducted by the Junction City American Legion.
Chute-Wiley Funeral Home 118 S Jackson St., New Lexington is assisting the Paxton Family. To view or sign online guestbook, please go to www.chutewiley.com. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Patrick's Catholic Church.
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I am very sorry for your loss. I did not know Mr. Paxton, but from his obituary, and the many comments left by loving family members I am sure he will be missed. The Bible describes death as an enemy, and how fitting, since death brings us so much pain. There is someone who is stronger than death. "He will swallow up death forever, and the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will wipe away the tears from all faces. The reproach of his people he will take away from all the earth, for Jehovah himself has spoken it." (Isaiah 25:8) Jehovah will remove the cause of our suffering and dry our eyes. Death will be destroyed, and those who have died will be brought back to life, with the prospect of living forever in paradise on earth. Right now it may be hard to see past the pain, but there is hope for the future. May this hope comfort your grieving hearts.
Submitted by LJ on May 10 2018 09:44:58 AM
Prayers for your family from our family.
Submitted by Debbie (Blain) Strohl on Apr 24 2018 12:10:58 AM
My Uncle Don was the sweetest. My first remembrance at 3ish, I can still feel my tummy ache with laughter, as he made the stillest faces I'd ever seen. A few more years down the road, probably nearing my 10th birthday, I still have the aged photo of him, holding me on his two wheel bike, driving me on the seat through the gravel drive of Grandma Mary and Johns big house. Never did I see his face with out his bright and shining teeth spread in a wide grin. And do you know how fast he road his dirt bikes up the hill racing to the top! He won lots of races, and got pretty darn dirty.
My teen years where spent with all my cousins, nearly every Sunday in Junction City. After church and a big Sunday dinner, Grandma Mary sat all the adults down to play euchre, leaving Uncle Don to take all the kids outside to play Hide and Seek in the big barn. Uncle Don always was the caller, and he never made it too 100, before he would come roaring after us. Then he would chase us, or take us to the stream to hunt tadpols. We never wanted the day to end..
Thru all the years of Uncle Don's happy life, I never ever experienced an UNHAPPY conversation with this unique man. He was forever positive, always interested in YOU, always willing to share Anything, Any Time , Any WAY with ANYONE.
I personally believe he was the kindest, most important role model in my life EVER.
In most recent years, Many, many lengthy letters were shared via his computer, and mine, and of course lots of his friends and family members, he wanted Always to have the lastest way to communicate with the his family and friends. We are all so so blessed to have known him. It was my pleasure to host he and Aunt Macille at my home in New Hampshire. They made the trip from Ohio to visit with my mother, his sister twice. Of course Uncle Don drove his Prized Prius. The Long Miles meant nothing to him, when it came to family, he was always up for a ride.
Saying Goodbye to those we love is indeed, a necessary and painful experience for Everyone, but I'd like to believe in his humble way, Uncle Don has spared each of us. us. He was that special !
To my dear and loving Aunt Macille, Mike & Donna, Rick & Robin, and Tish, my heartfelt love and appreciation for sharing your husband and father. He was simply Unforgettable. GOD BLESS UNCLE DON, MAY HE REST IN PEACE. Nancy Jinks Linde on APRIL 23 , 2018
May he Rest in Peace.
Submitted by NANCY JINKS LINDE on Apr 23 2018 03:43:17 PM
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NANCY JINKS LINDE lit a candle on Apr 23 2018 03:39:34 PM
To the family and close friends, please accept my deepest condolences for your loss. Though few words will sooth your hearts, may the scriptural promise by our Lord Christ about the resurrection at John 5:28,29 comfort you during this time of bereavement.
Submitted by M.Rose on Apr 22 2018 09:05:55 PM
So very sorry to hear of your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time.
Diane Factor (Brown)
Submitted by Diane Factor on Apr 22 2018 05:55:32 PM
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Pam lit a candle on Apr 22 2018 02:19:02 PM
Uncle Don was a VERY special man! In fact, I think he is the closest to a Saint in this contemporary times. He was kind, considerate, articulate and treated people with the true grace of God. I loved him. My sister Nancy is grieving so hard. I know he is with God, his parents and his oldest sister Helen. He truly was a GOOD GOOD man. Our world will miss his presence dearly. May you rest in peace Uncle DO and know you were LOVED! Blessing to Macelle and his children....... Pam in Denver
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