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Clinton E Paxton
September 12, 1957 ~ January 19, 2023 (age 65) 65 Years Old
Clinton Eugene Paxton, 65 of Blue Ridge, was welcomed into the arms of his savior on January 19, 2023 after a hard fought battle with kidney disease.
Clinton was born in 1957 in Clifton Forge, Virginia, to Robert and Alice Paxton. He attended Lord Botetourt High School, graduating in 1976. He then joined the US Army, where he served in the Old Guard at Fort Meyer, Virginia. He then served in the 101st Airborne at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, then in Fort Knox, Kentucky.
He met his wife of 45 years, while pumping her gas at Wilco Gas station. This meeting began a beautiful life, in which they welcomed 3 children, Laurie, Rebecca and Nathan. In his eyes, his biggest accomplishment was his wife and family.
At the age of 5, Clinton got his first toy guitar. After he mastered a few tunes on plastic strings, he got his first real guitar. From then on, music became one of the most important parts of his life. He formed a country music band, Clint Paxton & Country Thunder, and spent many years playing the music he loved across southwest Virginia and neighboring states.
He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Eugene Paxton. He is survived by his wife, Debbie Scott Paxton, his children Laurie Elizabeth Robertson (and husband Troy), Rebecca Faye Leacock (and husband Daniel), Nathan Eugene Paxton (and wife Zoe), the greatest joys of his life, his grandchildren, Aidyn Sofia Dowling, Bruce Nolan Leacock, Adelyn Noel Robertson and his loyal companion Buddy. He is also survived by his mother Alice Elizabeth Paxton and brother Gerald Wayne Paxton (and wife Kim).
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday January 28, 2023 at Gravel Hill Baptist Church, 1280 Bandy Mill Road, Hardy Va 24101 at 1pm. A reception will follow.