Robert M. Paxton

October 12, 1948 - May 20, 2014
Robert M. Paxton

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Robert M. Paxton, 65, of Hendersonville, passed away on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at Mission Hospital Memorial Campus. A son of the late Maurice and Lucille Freeman Paxton, he lived in Alabama as a young boy, before moving to Henderson County where he lived for most of his life.

An apple grower, he owned and operated M.A. Paxton, Inc. for many years.

Surviving is his wife of 44 years, Donna Paxton; a daughter Caroline Paxton Short and her husband Steven; a son Damian Robert Paxton; his seven year old granddaughter Ophelia Short; a sister Susan Worrell; and a niece Molly Worrell, all of Hendersonville.

A private memorial service is planned.


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  • May 20, 2014
    amanda silver says:
    i am sorry for your lost. what time i know him he was very loved by his family

  • May 21, 2014
    clifton brenda robbins says:
    Sorry for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and the family. Clifton Brenda Robbins Ridgewood Acers

  • May 22, 2014
    David/Elizabeth Rostorfer says:
    We cherish the memories of wonderful meals & good conversation shared at your home, Donna. Both of you were so gracious to us, we will never forget, you will surely miss him, so sorry. Hope to connect again this summer.

  • May 22, 2014
    Bradley Wright says:
    I am so sorry for your loss, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. If you need anything please let me know. I always thought Mr.Paxton was good man. Love and Prayers Bradley

  • May 22, 2014
    BELINDA TAYLOR ECKHARDT says:
    Robert will be miss. Good bye to an old friend.