J.D. Paxton was born February 5, 1949 in Green County Ky to Milerdine Akin Paxton of Greensburg and the late James “Heavy” Paxton. He departed this life Sunday, August 4, 2019 at Norton Hospital in Louisville, KY, having attained the age of seventy years, five months and twenty-nine days.
He had made a profession of faith in Christ and was a member of First Baptist Church of Leitchfield, where he served as a deacon. He retired from teaching at Grayson County High School. He enjoyed reading, loved to watch old western movies and to keep up with the news. He was united in marriage December 18, 1976 to Judy Lynn Gabehart Paxton, who preceded him in death April 21, 2019.
He is survived by his mother: Milerdine Akin Paxton of Greensburg, one brother: Terry Paxton and his wife Karen of Summersville, nephew: Nick and his wife Diann, niece: Anne and her husband Jason, all of Summersville, great nephew: Braeden Paxton, great nieces: Jasey Beard and Brylee Paxton, sister-in-law: Sandra Mercer and her husband Donnie of Leitchfield, their children: Mindy, Sean, Samantha, Aaron and families, brother-in-law: Lewie Gabehart and his wife Gail of Campbellsville and their children: Garrett, Austin, Jenna and families, plus a host of other relatives and friends.
Place and Time of Funeral Service: Foster-Toler-Curry Funeral Home - 10 a.m. CT Wednesday, August 7, 2019
Visitation: 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. CT. Tuesday, and after 7 a.m. CT Wednesday
Ministers: Rev. Doug King and Rev. Curtis Slinker
Burial: Bethlehem Cemetery, Green County
The family has requested that expressions of sympathy be donations to Bethlehem Cemetery Fund or to the Gideons for Bibles. These can be made at the funeral home.
Pallbearers: Nick Paxton, Jason Beard, Braeden Paxton, Rogie Payne, Brent Miller, Steve Hayes, Barry Anderson
Honorary Pallbearers: First Baptist Church of Leitchfield Deacons
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