OBITUARY

Ian R. Buxton

December 3, 1981April 10, 2013

Ian Randolph Buxton passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends on Wednesday, April 10 after his struggle with cancer. He was born December 3, 1981 in Suwon, Republic of Korea to parents Dennis and Son Buxton. Ian attended Taft and Challenge High Schools in San Antonio. He became a proud Marine and served his country during Operation Iraqi Freedom. After his military service he attended Texas Tech University and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree. He then began his career with Discount Tire in Lubbock and Oklahoma and worked as an assistant manager until his passing. Ian was an avid golfer and pool player. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him. Ian is survived by his mother, Son C. Buxton (nee Choe); his father, Dennis R. Buxton; brother, Derek D. Buxton of San Antonio; grandmother, Julie Kanchana Buxton-Kwok of Chieng Mai, Thailand; grandmother, Kim Wol Sun of Toejon, Republic of Korea; Uncle, Bill Buxton of Campbell, California; Aunt, Son Yong Curran of St. Augustine, Florida; numerous cousins and his beloved canine companion, Bella. A visitation will be held Tuesday, April 16 from 5PM to 9PM at Sunset Northwest Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First Tee Junior Golf Program of San Antonio, www.thefirsttee.org. Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.sunsetnwfuneralhome.com

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, April 16, 2013
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Henryk Zaleski

April 24, 2013

Rest in peace Marine, you are paid in full.

April 22, 2013

Dear, Dennis, Son, and Derek, our family has fond memories of meeting Ian in San Antonio over Christmas break one year when we were there visiting. Our daughter, Sarah, says she remembers Ian as being "very charismatic". We are so glad that his memories of golf trips with Dennis to MN were a shared source of comfort. We remember him as such an honorable young man. Our deepest sympathies to your entire family. Kathy Roderick

Kevin Shaffer

April 22, 2013

You have our deepest sympathy - it is very difficult for a parent to lose a child - please accept our thoughts and prayers, Kevin, Michelle and Siera Shaffer.

Beth Biegalski

April 21, 2013

Dennis and Sonchu and Derek,
I am deeply saddened to hear of your loss. My prayers are with all of you.

For the Commanders, Carroll R. Michaud

April 19, 2013

The Final Salute

“Brothers in Arms”, Military men and women down through the centuries, have traditionally exchanged “Hand Salutes” as a sign of recognition and as a way to render courtesy and respect one to another.

This “Hand Salute” is the last that we shall render to Ian Buxton our “Brother-in-Arms”. To his family it symbolizes the love and respect that we have for Ian. And to Ian it is rendered as a symbol of honor and gratitude to thank him for the devoted and selfless service he rendered to his country during Operation Iraqi Freedom while serving in the U.S. Marine Corps. Ian, you served with honor and distinction; we bid you a sad farewell. You will be dearly missed from among our ranks. Be at Ease. Rest in Peace.

On behalf of the 1,261 military veteran Legionnaires of Lowe-McFarlane Post 14 of the American Legion and the 233 veterans of VFW Post 2238 in Shreveport, Louisiana, we extend our sympathies and our condolences to Ians's family and loved ones.

Stephen J. Lavery, Commander, American Legion Post 14
5315 South Lakeshore Drive, Shreveport, LA 71109

John Adams, Commander, VFW Post 2238
1245 Gary Street, Shreveport, LA 71101

Senator Leticia Van de Putte, R.Ph.

April 16, 2013

Please accept my deepest sympathies on the loss of your beloved. There are never any right words to express how deeply sad I am for the pain your family is enduring at this difficult time.

As Chair of the Senate Committee on Veteran Affairs and Military Installations, I am sincerely thankful for his valiant service in defense of our rights and freedom.

His commitment to family, friends, our community, and to serving our great nation leaves a wonderful legacy. May the love and the wonderful memories you shared with him help you when you need it most. He will never be forgotten, and your family will be remembered in my prayers.

Ryan Buxton

April 15, 2013

Buxton family,

I had the honor of meeting Ian a few months ago. Please know that your family is in my prayers.

Greg Mahoney

April 14, 2013

Dennis, Son, and family

My deepest sympathy to you all on the loss of Ian. I only met him once at the Kelly Golf Course just after he returned from Iraq. I remember him as a very nice young man and easy to talk to. May he rest in peace.

Axel and Chong Anaruk

April 13, 2013

Dennis and Son -
I can't fathom the emptiness you must feel at the passing of your son, Ian, into the world where there is all peace and no care. You are all in our prayers at this time. I did not know your son, but knew Dennis and met Son so I know he was a good man whose presence in this world will be missed.
God Bless you both.
axel

For the Commanders, Carroll R. Michaud

April 13, 2013

The Final Salute

“Brothers in Arms”, Military men and women down through the centuries, have traditionally exchanged “Hand Salutes” as a sign ofrecognition and as a way to render courtesy and respect one to another.

This “Hand Salute” is the last that we shall render to Ian Randolph Buxton our “Brother-in-Arms”. To his family it symbolizes the love and respect that we have for Ian. And to Ian it is rendered as a symbol of honor and gratitude to thank him for the devoted and selfless service he rendered to his country during Operation Iraqi Freedom while deployed with the U.S. Marine Corps. Ian, you are a true patriot, who served with honor and distinction. We bid you a sad farewell. You will be dearly missed from among our ranks. Be at Ease. Rest in Peace.

On behalf of the 1,261 military veteran Legionnaires of Lowe-McFarlane Post 14 of the American Legion and the 233 veterans of VFW Post 2238 in Shreveport, Louisiana, we extend our sympathies and our condolences to Ian's family and loved ones.

Stephen J. Lavery, Commander, American Legion Post 14
5315 South Lakeshore Drive, Shreveport, LA 71109

John Adams, Commander, VFW Post 2238
1245 Gary Street, Shreveport, LA 71101