Larry Paxton

  • Born: August 21, 1929
  • Died: November 20, 2017
  • Location: Rock Falls, Illinois

McDonald Funeral Home

46 Grove Street
Route 78 N
Prophetstown, IL 61277

Tel. (815) 537-5544

Tribute & Message From The Family

Larry Lee Paxton, age 88 of Rock Falls, died Monday, November 20, 2017 at his home.

Larry was born on August 21, 1929 in Prophetstown, the son of Charles and Sylvia (Eggert) Paxton. He was a United States Army Veteran and served in the Korean War. He farmed in the Prophetstown area from 1975-2000 and also was employed by Northwestern Steel and Wire from 1956-200. Larry was a member of the Prophetstown American Legion and St. Catherine Catholic Church in Prophetstown.

He is survived by his son Kevin Paxton of Austin, Texas; one sister, Burdetta Siefken of Prophetstown; two brothers, Arlo (Pauline) Paxton of Stockton and Lester Paxton of SC; and one grandson, Joshua Paxton.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Steve Paxton; four brothers, Darrell, Warren, Norman and Clifford Paxton; and special friend, Doris Keefer.

A graveside service with full military honors will be held on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. at Riverside Cemetery in Prophetstown. Arrangements have been completed with the McDonald Funeral Home and Crematory in Prophetstown.