Robert A Claxton
August 14, 1947 – May 30, 2018
Robert Allen Claxton was born on August 14, 1947 to Robert Oliver and Marie Hanes Claxton in Dallas, Texas. He went home to be with the Lord on May 30, 2018. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 49 years Rita Lustig Claxton, daughter Annette Payton and husband Jeff, son Eric Claxton and wife Jessica, grandchildren Jacob, Mariah, Emily and Whitney Payton, James Claxton and Valittie Garretson. He is also survived by father in law Harold Lustig, brothers in law Bill Lustig and wife Jackie, Ken Lustig and wife Nelda, and sister in law Beth Freiga as well as a host of loving uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousin and friends.
Robert was passionate about being a member of the Seagoville Sunset Lions Club and working with the Lions Camp New Horizons for children with diabetes as well as the Lion Sight and Tissue Foundation. He loved NASCAR and all things related to classic cars. He also found great joy in his cats Trixie and Dixie who kept him company daily. He was a man that loved his family and thought his grandchildren were the greatest gifts God ever gave him.
Services for Robert are as follows: Celebration of Life June 9, 2018 at 10 am Christian Center of Mesquite 4401 E. Cartwright Road Mesquite, TX 75181
In lieu of flowers the family has asked that you help support Robert’s passion for Camp New Horizons by sending donations to: Seagoville Sunset Lions Club 101 E. Farmers Road Seagoville, TX 75159
- Celebration of Life Saturday, June 9, 2018
Robert A Claxton
June 7, 2018
I will never forget Robert's infectious laugh! He loved to laugh and was always making others laugh, too! He loved to share good times with family and friends, and always had a good joke to share. He loved NASCAR, and loved to talk about it, too! I will always remember how he would be at every single little league baseball game cheering on his grandson, and my son, too. He was so proud of them and even nicknamed my son "dynamite kid"! One thing I know for sure is how much he loved his family. Robert has always loved his family unconditionally. He protected his precious wife and family, and was always self-sacrificing. His love will live on in the hearts of his family. May God comfort, and be with his family, and all who knew this precious man.
Jeff and Debbie Waugh
June 7, 2018
IN 1977 AT THE YOUNG AGE OF 19 I WAS STATIONED AT NAS KINGSVILLE,TX. I WAS TRAVELING TO SEAGOVILLE FOR A FAMILY REUNION. AROUND 10:00 P.M. MY CAR OVERHEATED IN WACO. I CALLED RITA AND ROBERT TO LET THEM KNOW I WASN'T GOING TO BE ABLE TO MAKE IT THAT NIGHT. ROBERT SAID STAY PUT I'LL BE THERE AS SOON AS I CAN. ROBERT HAULED SEVERAL JUGS OF WATER TO WACO AND WE WERE ABLE TO LIMP MY CAR TO THEIR HOUSE IN SEAGOVILLE. THE NEXT MOURNING HE HELPED ME FIND THE LEAK,AND DROVE ME TO THE PARTS STORE TO GET A BYPASS HOSE. BECAUSE OF HIS KINDENESS TO HELP ME I WAS ABLE TO ATTEND THE REUNION. ROBERT WILL ALWAYS BE A VERY GOOD , KIND , AND LOVING MAN. HE WILL BE MISSED.
Paul and Christa Martin
June 5, 2018
Robert was so kind to our family throughout the years. We considered Robert and Rita as the dearest of friends. He will be missed greatly but know that his pain and suffering is no more. He is in the presence of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ now. Prayers for Rita and entire Claxton family !