Kevin D. Paxton
53, of Hannibal

Kevin D. Paxton, 53, of Hannibal, Missouri, died at 11:00 p.m. Sunday, January 13, 2013, at his home.
Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m. Friday, January 18, 2013, at Standing on the Rock Ministies on Centerville Road in Hannibal. Rev. Lance Bonnell will officiate. Burial will be at Grand View Burial Park in  Hannibal.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the James O’Donnell Funeral Home.
Mr. Paxton was born October 9, 1959, in Hannibal, MO to John Thomas and Mary Smith Paxton Sr.
He was married to Kathy A. Chatfield in Hannibal, MO. She survives.
Other survivors include his parents, of Hannibal, MO, 5 children: B.J. Smith (Andrea) of Columbia, MO; James Smith of Hannibal, MO; Thomas Paxton (Michelle) of Lees Summit, MO; Michael Reynolds (Abbey) of New London, MO; Julienne Graupman (Derek) of Blue Springs, MO; 2 brothers: John Paxton Jr. (Sandy) of Tennessee; Charles Paxton (Lori) of Hannibal, MO; 3 sisters: Naomi Egbert (Troy) of Hannibal, MO; Diana Lasby (Marty) of Hannibal, MO; Latonda Rickey (Kenny) of Hannibal, MO; and 7 grandchildren.
Mr. Paxton worked as a correctional officer at the Northeast Correctional Center in Bowling Green, Missouri. He was a graduate of Hannibal High School, Class of 1979. Kevin liked barbequing, gardening, and doing construction projects. He loved spending time with his family and being with his grandkids.
Memorial contributions may be made to the James E. Cary Cancer Center in care of the James O’Donnell Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be James Smith, Michael Reynolds, B.J. Smith, Lee Chatfield, Charles Paxton, and John Paxton.
Honorary pallbearers will be John Tallman, Richard Fogle, James Chatfield, and John Paxton Sr.
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