Bennie Charles Paxton Sr.

June 22, 1926May 1, 2013

Bennie Charles “Bud” Paxton, Sr.

GILBERT – Funeral services for Bennie Charles “Bud” Paxton, Sr., 86, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, May 4, 2013 at Boiling Springs United Methodist Church, 2373 Calks Ferry Road, Lexington, SC 29073 with interment in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m., to 8:00 p.m. Friday, May 3, 2013 at Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, Lexington Chapel. “Bud” was born June 22, 1926 in Lexington, County, SC and passed away on Wednesday, May 1, 2013. He was a son of the late John E. Paxton and Lena B. Hughes Paxton. He was a member of Boiling Springs United Methodist Church. He was a life-long member of Pipe Fitters and Sprinkler Fitters Association. He served his country in the United States Army and the United States Marine Corp. Bud is survived by his son, Bennie C “Chuck” Paxton, Jr. (Sue) of Gilbert, SC; daughters, Phyllis Beach (Michael) and Susan Paxton both of Horseshoe, NC; son, Joel Paxton (Linda) of West Columbia and step daughter, Vera Wells of Aiken, SC; 5 grandchildren; 4 step grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Edna Lucille Paxton. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the C. M. Tucker nursing center for their loving care and also a special thanks to his favorite nurse, “Boo Boo”.


  • Funeral Service Saturday, May 4, 2013

Bennie Charles Paxton Sr.

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Jackie Sharp

July 20, 2013

Just heard about your passing! Sorry we
couldn't be there! You Will be missed Uncle Bud! With all our Love & prayers. Bob,Jackie, Daniel Sharp!

Peggy Ballington Hughes

May 13, 2013

Dear Bud, You know you were my favorite uncle! So many wonderful memories growing up with you. Your singing, guitar playing, and outgoing personality always added "zest" to our gatherings! People would start singing who never sang before!
The memories of the entire community swimming at Paxton's Pond on Sundays, the fish frys, chicken stews, turtle stews, soft ball games, square dancing in the "ole store house", with the Paxton kids, Bud, Dora, and Buck; Harmon brothers, and Lucas boys playing & singing! The "Paxton House", or as your sister, Louise, nicknamed it, "Gooseberry Farm", was the place to be, and it didn't cost a cent! All the memories growing up! The picnics under the 6 very large oak trees in the back yard, with all the relatives from Charlotte, NC coming down. Playing croquet under those trees, the tire swings made in those trees. The trees were like a giant umbrella! Picking scuppernongs under the giant arbor, picking apples and peaches in the back yard, making tree houses in the chinaberry trees. You, Buck, Pat, and I playing "penny poker" with match sticks, by light from a kerosene lamp! Picking the live, fresh, fish we wanted for supper out of the fish house at the spillway! Always fun! You outlived your entire family, (8 siblings), and bore a great deal of pain these last years, but you were a "trouper" throughout, and you never lost your keen mind! Your ability to remember dates of birthdays, weddings, and deaths, always astounded me! You were like your sister, (my mother), Marguerite, you never met a stranger! Everybody loved you!! You will be sorely missed! I'll always love you! Peggy

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May 5, 2013

So sorry to hear the passing of Bud. He was a good man and he was good to our mom and we know she will miss talking to him on the phone and sorry she could not be there and hope you understand. Bob, Shelby, Jeannie

George & Viola Paxton

May 4, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with you through this unfortunate loss. We pray that God will be your strenth in the difficult days ahead.
All our love and sympathy,

Bucky and Viola Paxton

Joyce Asbill

May 4, 2013

To all the Paxton Family:
Please accept our deepest sympathy in your loss, you are all in our thoughts and prayers. May God keep you in the palm of his hand and bless you during this most difficult time. Our Love, Robert "Smiley" & Joyce Asbill.

May 3, 2013

Duane Wood

Karen White

May 3, 2013

To all of the Paxton family, My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of loss. Cherish the memories. God will be with you throughout. Love, Karen Lindler White

Frances Corley

May 3, 2013

The staff and residents of Stone Pavilion have you in our thoughts and prayers. May peace be with you.

Gail Magana

May 3, 2013

May your soul lay in Gods hands.Bless you Grandpa.I love you..

The Staff of Caughman-Harman Funeral Home

May 3, 2013

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.