Mr. Thaxton was a great guy and educator. I remember him well at Jacksonville High School. He always had a positive attitude and a could make your day a little brighter. He will be missed.
Nancy Harrell Carls
I am very sorry for the family loss. Mr. Thaxton was a very special friend to me as I entered high school. He helped me stay focused and in school at critical times. I will always be thankful for his help. His office was always an open door for whatever the issue might be. God Bless.
Connie, Steve and Family,
Sorry hear of your Dad's passing.He truly touched so many lives. He made a difference for so many, our Family included as he was such a caring, giving person who was always sincere in the many lives he touched. Out of all 7 Brothers and sisters of our family I knew we all connected and was blessed to have known him and the many great things he did. God Bless You All
To Mr. Thaxton's family.... he was truly a friend to everyone and he cared deeply about every student that roamed the halls of JHS. I remember he always had quarters to hand out for a soda from the soda machine located down in the dark recesses of JHS. My sympathies to your family. I will remember him fondly.
Tracy Strowmatt Ashbaugh (JHS '79)
Cliff was almost the first person we met when we moved to Jacksonville in 1982 and rented our house on Permac Road from him. He was always so kind to us, and our three boys got a great start in Connie's kindergarten class at Eisenhower School. Our sincere sympathy to all the family.
Connie, Steve and family, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. So glad I was able to visit with him while he was in TCU and will cherish our conversation. He has touched so many people over the years and will be remembered for his kindness and guideness he provided. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
We will miss him coming to Kirlins for his candy! He was a really nice person
A great person & educator!! I grew up during the 60's & will always remember Cliff as a P.E Teacher & later as a Counselor!! I was in 6th grade P.E class the day President Kennedy was assassinated & he announced it to us!! He has always been an important part of my schooling!! R.I.P my friend Cliff!!
Mr. Thaxton was my 6th grade teacher at the new South Jacksonville School. He challenged me to learn at every turn. When I became ill, he came to my home to make sure I continued with my lessons. He cared about every student and served as a role model for many.
Your Mom and Dad were such great parents and showered their children with so much love, guidance and affection. Somehow they still found time to give of themselves to others. How lucky was I to be one of those to experience their true essence. To me,your Dad was bigger than life and truly a renaissance man.
Linda Price Wheaton, IL.
Sorry to hear of Mr. Thaxton's passing. I will never forget him at JHS ~
Mr. Thaxton was a kind man. I remember him in high school. He helped me through my "scary" freshman year. I was honored to know him. My sympathy to the family.
Sorry to hear of the passing of my old friend and co-worker. We shared many good things and he always had a way to try to make you feel a little better after you left him
I'm sad to hear about Mr. Thaxton's death. He was a great counselor to me when I was in high school. And a good friend of my dad's in later years. I saw him just a few months ago and he was as ready as ever to sit down and visit, and of course tell a few jokes. A kind and gentle soul, he loved trying to help his students. He will be missed.
So sorry to hear of Mr. Thaxton's passing. I remember he was always very kind when I was in High School. He will be missed.
Eleanor L. Jones ('74)
What a kind and gentle soul. I always enjoyed talking to him during free time I had in high school. My thoughts and prayers for your family.
Steve and Connie
Sorry to hear about your Dad. He was my teacher at So Jax School, my bus driver and friend. He was always pleasant and ready to listen. He will be missed by all who knew him.
When I was in high school he was a great person to talk to. you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Cliff was a great man and mentor. He touched many lives. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and his many friends.
he was also a great neighbor to our grand mother rebbecca mitchell and all of our family.we will always fondly remember him.
Of all the people I knew on the faculty at the high school, he was the guy I felt cared the most about me and my future. He expressed grave concerns about me when I was a senior (rightly so) but he went out of his way a few years back to express his appreciation about how much better I had turned out. I told him it was all because of Jesus and he replied, "Well, I knew it would take SOMETHING miraculous!"
Rest in peace, sir. Thank you for making a difference.
Mr Thaxton touched my life in highschool, I have never forgot him.
May he Rest in Peace!!
One of the outstanding educators you do not forget, even after 40 years. Mr. Thaxton touched thousands of lives in a meaningful way including mine. I am grateful to have known this remarkable man.
Steve. I know that you are going to miss your Dad. Let Gary and I know if there is anything we can do. We will be around for you. And checking in. Sharon
I will never forget Mr. Thaxton as a counselor and as a friend. What a wonderful man! A great inspiration to all of us students. Never to be forgotten!
Connie and Steve, I am so very saddened to hear of the death of your father. Cliff was quite a guy, he and my dad had some good times together. I know that my parents and your parents are visiting and catching up. Let your memories keep him alive in your hearts until you are reunited.