Glenn L. Paxton

By  | August 3, 2019 | Filed under: Elkins Funeral Home, Obituaries

Glenn L. Paxton, 87, a long-time Florence resident, died Monday, July 29, 2019,
at Mitchell-Hollingsworth Nursing and Rehab. His memorial service will take place at
Westminster Presbyterian Church in Florence, at 2:30 pm, on Tuesday, August 6.
Visitation at the church preceding the service is from 1:00 to 2:15. Elkins East Chapel is
assisting the family.
Glenn was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Florence Paxton, and
by a grandson, Jim Paxton. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Judy Paxton; his
children, Lynn Paxton-Romine (Bill Garland) and Debra Hvisdak (David;) grandchildren,
Lane and Natalie; great-grandchildren, Riley, Connor, Sarah, John, and Gus; greatgreat-
granddaughter, Lina; sisters, Shirley Borton, Marilyn Hutchins, and Betty Koomler;
and many nieces and nephews.
Glenn Paxton served in the U.S. Army as a Staff Sergeant during the Korean
Conflict. He was a Mason for many years in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. After moving to
Alabama for retirement, he became a member of the Florence Masonic Lodge F & AM
#14. Glenn and his wife, Judy, loved watching wildlife, especially birds, and they made
homes for hummingbirds and bluebirds in their yard. He was known as a funny man,
always ready with a funny remark in any situation. Even as his health failed, assisted
living and nursing home staff exchanged stories about his wit. Glenn Paxton was a kind
man, always concerned with the welfare of his family and often quietly helping others
behind the scenes. Many people loved him and will miss him.
You are invited to leave condolences at In lieu of
flowers, the family encourages you to make memorial contributions to Westminster
Presbyterian Church, 1520 Rickwood Road, Florence, AL, 35630; or donate to your
favorite charity. Glenn Paxton would like that.

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