Donald Charles Paxton

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Junction City

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.