Alfred Wayne Paxton, 79, of 6721 Ogle Creek Road, Covington, Virginia went to be with his Lord and Savior, Sunday, November 10, 2019.
Mr. Paxton was born May 2, 1940 in Alleghany County, a son of the late Aubrey Alfred and Carrie Virginia Kay Paxton.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his sister, Alberta Johnson; two brothers, Daniel Lewis Paxton and Roger Allen Paxton; his father-in-law and mother in law, Robert Lee and Genevieve Marie Reed Miller.
He retired from MeadWestvaco in 2004 as an insulator.
He was a veteran of the Korean War with the U. S. Army and was a Life Member and Past Commander of the Curtis A. Smith Post #1033, Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was an active member and Elder of the Johnson Creek Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church. He was a member of Covington Lodge #171, AF & AM, where he served as Tiler. He was a member and Chaplin of Local 675 Paperworkers Union and had been a part-time employee of Arritt Funeral Home for many years.
Alfred was an avid fan of the Cleveland Indians baseball team and enjoyed the PBR, attending many bull riding events through the years.
Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Ruby Diane Miller Paxton of Covington; his son and daughter-in-law, Michael Wayne and Rhonda Paxton; his daughter, Rebecca Diane Paxton; two grandsons, Johnny Lee Meadows and Michael Logan Paxton; two great-grandsons, Michael Logan Paxton, Jr. and Levi Wyatt Meadows; one great-granddaughter, Hannah Grace Paxton; one special nephew who he raised, Eric Allen Paxton; one sister and brother-in-law, Mary Ann and Johnny Marks; three sisters-in-law, Donna Marie Sams Council and her husband, Charlie, Dreama Mae Clinebell, Debra Jane Rutherford and her husband, Gary; three brothers-in-law, R. J. and Ruth Miller Rusty and Brenda Miller and Ricky and Jan Miller; several nieces and nephews and his very special best friend, Lonnie McKinney.
The funeral service will be held Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. in the Johnson Creek Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Paul Burns officiating.
Interment will be made in the Johnson Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery with military rites conducted by Curtis A. Smith Post #1033.
Active pallbearers will be Jason Sams, Robert Miller, Lannie Clinebell, Nick Rutherford, Travis Miller, Bradley Paxton and Allen Marks.
The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Arritt Funeral Home with Masonic rites conducted at 6:00 p.m. by Covington Lodge #171 AF & AM.
The family suggests that memorial contributions in Alfred's name be made to the Johnson Creek Presbyterian Church, 4804 Johnson Creek Road, Covington, VA 24426.