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Edward R. Paxton Jr.

October 9, 1939 - March 1, 2017

Edward R. Paxton Jr. passed away March 1, 2017 in Prospect, Oregon. Ed was born October 9, 1939 in National City, California to parents, Edward R. Paxton Sr. and Hope Thelma Swinden.

Ed married the love of his life of 36 years, Jo Paxton October 9, 1981. He started his career with years of being out in the woods, loving the forest where he found himself working. He later owned his construction company and finally retired from ODOT in 1997. He loved watching his grandchildren play softball and attended every game, cheering and sometimes helped coach from the sidelines, and also arguing with the umpires on occasion. He loved being involved whether it was watching or volunteering for his own community of Prospect. He also loved the outdoors, enjoying hunting, fishing, camping, and traveling with his wife and children.

He is survived by his wife, Jo Paxton; his 10 children, Timothy Paxton, Christopher Paxton, James Paxton, Scott Paxton, Toni Paxton, Tisa Wells, Billie Jo Robertson, Michael Williams, Joey Williams, and John Williams; 26 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, and one grandchild. His family and friends will miss him dearly!

A celebration of life potluck officiated by Pastor Aaron Larson will be held at 11:00 a.m. March 11, 2017 at Butte Creek Baptist Church Eagle Point, Ore. Please bring a favorite dish to share.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association or Southern Oregon Humane Society.

“God himself will be with them. He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever."

Edward R. Paxton Jr.