William R. Blaxton Sr.
75, retired iron worker, Muscle Shoals
William Robert Blaxton Sr. died Sunday, April 6, 1997, after an extended illness.
The funeral was held Tuesday, April 8, 3 p.m., at Colbert Memorial chapel with Brother Don Miller officiating.
Burial was in the Circle of Love Mausoleum, Colbert County Memorial Gardens in Tuscumbia.
He was a life long resident of Colbert County. Mr. Blaxton was a member of First Baptist Church, Sheffield and was a decorated veteran of World War II, having received two Bronze Stars and one Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster. He was also a member of VFW, a 32nd degree mason in the Masonic Lodge in Tuscumbia, the Scottish Rite, the Shriners and was a 56-year member of the International Iron Workers Local 477.
Survivors include his wife, Lola Redding Blaxton; three sons, W. R. "Bobby" Blaxton Jr. of Huntsville, Julian "Buddy" Blaxton, Florence and Ronald Gary Blaxton, Sheffield; one stepson, Will Stutts, Pittsburgh, Pa.; one stepdaughter, Diane Owens of Huntsville; four sisters, Elizabeth Kelso, Decatur, Lennie Jeffreys, Hatton, Betty Davis, San Antonio, Texas and Robbie Klein, Sheffield; one brother, Julian Ray Blaxton of Haleyville; four grandchildren; one stepgrandchild; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Masons.
Honorary pallbearers were Dan Smith, Donnie Carson, Richard Ward and Barry Dickerson.
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