John "Jack" Emmett Buxton

October 9, 1927April 7, 2018

John Emmett “Jack” Buxton, age 90 of Mount Olive passed away on Saturday, April 7, 2018. He was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather who was very much loved and will be greatly missed. He served his country proudly during WW II in the U.S. Navy and was retired from Excello Machine with more than 40 years of service. Mr. Buxton was a member of Hillview Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter Emmett Buxton and Estelle Miller Buxton; brothers, Carl Holley (Frances), and Joe Holley; a sister, Peggy Berry (Harry); and a daughter-in-law, Glenda Buxton. Jack is survived by his wife of 65 years, Emma Jean Busby Buxton; sons, John Emmett Buxton, Jr. (Patricia), Dennis Wayne Buxton, Michael Allan Buxton (Denise Diane); his daughter, Deborah J. Buxton Berry (Thomas); grandchildren, Kristi Lynn Buxton Boggs (Craig), Jennifer Leigh Buxton Eady (Neal), Lori Denise Buxton, Nick Berry (Kim), Lacy Phillips (Justin), Sabrina Eddy (Mikey), Claire Donette Buxton, and John Michael Buxton; great grandchildren, Wesley Blake Buxton, Robert Caleb Posey, Pearson Wayne Posey, Kaley Boggs, Harper Phillips, and Colton Phillips; a sister, Imogene Holley; and several nieces and nephews. Services will be held on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at Ridout’s Gardendale Chapel at 1 PM with visitation one hour prior to service time. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery.


  • Visitation Tuesday, April 10, 2018
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, April 10, 2018

John "Jack" Emmett Buxton

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