CECIL -- Clair Leroy Paxton, 86, Cecil, died Saturday, November 2, 2013, at Community Health Professionals Defiance Area In-Patient Hospice Center.
He was born December 18, 1926, in Paulding County, Ohio, the son of Ervin L. and Jeanette A. (Brown) Paxton. On January 25, 1959, he married Rosemarie Odaffer, who survives. He was a self-employed grain/dairy farmer and a U.S. Army veteran serving during the Korean War. He was previously the floor manager for the former Wood-U-Skating Rink, Oakwood, Ohio, and a square dance caller.
He is survived by his wife, Rosemarie Paxton, Cecil; a son, Ron (Myrna) Paxton, Cecil; brother, Dale Paxton, Bryan; and three sisters, Reba Jean (Edward) Luderman of Cecil, Karen (Robert) Baughman of Paulding and Betty (Richard) Baker, Sherwood.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, David Alan Paxton; and a sister, Paula Paxton.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, November 6, at Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding. Burial will follow in Live Oak Cemetery, Paulding, with military graveside rites accorded by VFW Post 587. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. today, November 5, and one hour prior to services on Wednesday at Den Herder Funeral Home.
Donations may be made to CHP Hospice or a charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences may be sent to www.denherderfh.com.