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William Robert Blaxton (1922 - 1997)

William Robert (Robert) Blaxton
Born in Colbert County, Alabamamap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in Sheffield, Colbert County, Alabamamap
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Biography of William Robert Blaxton


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.[1]


  1. Times Daily Newspaper, Obituaries, 1997
  • Biography by Carolyn Murray Greer

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