Donald Eugene Buxton
April 20, 1945 – January 2, 2019
Donald Eugene Buxton, 73, of Collinsville, IL., born April 20, 1945 in East St. Louis, passed away Wednesday, January 2, 2019 in Edwardsville, IL.
Donald graduated from Collinsville High School. After graduation, Donald served in the United States Navy where he was stationed on the USS F.D. Roosevelt. During his time in the Navy, he earned the National Defense Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, and Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal. He was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church of Collinsville, IL. and Collinsville VFW. He was an avid Cardinals fan.
Donald was preceded in death by his parents Sherman Orville Buxton and Emma Marie Buxton (nee Herman) and brother, Orville Buxton.
Those left to cherish his memory include his twin brother, Ronald Buxton; sister-in-law, Barbara Buxton; nephew, David Buxton; nieces, Suzanne (Greg) Jackson, Melissa (John) Beck, Marlene (Rodney) Wilson, and Kelly (JP) Ramon; 12 great nephews and nieces; 2 great nieces and nephews; many cousins and friends.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church or Heartland Hospice. Additional condolences may be offered online at LakeViewFuneralHm.com.
Visitation: Friends may call from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., Sunday, January 6, 2019 at Lake View Funeral Home, 5000 North Illinois Street, Fairview Heights, Illinois 62208.
Funeral: Services will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, January 6, 2019 at Lake View Funeral Home, 5000 North Illinois Street, Fairview Heights, Illinois 62208. Interment will be private.
- Memorial Visitation Sunday, January 6, 2019
- Memorial Service Sunday, January 6, 2019
Donald Eugene Buxton
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January 5, 2019
Rest In Peace dear brother-in-law. You have been my buddy and dear friend forever. It has been my pleasure to have know you, loved you and have looked after you. You are now the brightest star in the sky. I can just picture you running and laughing and having the time of your life.
January 4, 2019
My deepest sympathies are extended to Don's family members. I enjoyed my many visits with Don while he resided at University Nursing and Rehab Center. Don was a proud Navy Vietnam War veteran and he gladly shared with me many stories of his military service. I will cherish those stories and his friendship forever. God Bless you, Don. RIP.