Coulson Onslo Cotton Paxton LUBBOCK-Services for Coulson Onslo Cotton Paxton, 95, of Lubbock will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, in Wesley Chapel of LakeRidge United Methodist Church with Rev. Don Boren and Dave Wall officiating. Burial will follow in the City of Lubbock Cemetery under the direction of Sanders Funeral Home. Coulson was born to J. T. and Cora Paxton on Dec. 30, 1918, in Coleman, Texas. He graduated from Lubbock High School in 1938 and attended Texas Tech University. He married Frances Cox in 1946. She passed away April 5, 1995. Coulson served in the Army Air Corps as a Sgt. from Jan. 1943 to 1946, serving in China as tactical field radio operator during WWII. He worked at the Lubbock Police Department from Dec. 5, 1947, to 1975 retiring as a lieutenant. He was a member of the VFW. Cotton loved Texas Tech Athletics and was a longtime season ticket holder of men's and women's basketball and football, as a member of the Red Raider Club for over 50 years. He worked Texas Tech football games as a traffic patrolman, beginning in the 50s, and continued attending games with his sons throughout his life. He was charter member of the Lubbock Water Ski Club, participating in ski shows and tournaments with his family for many years. Cotton served as president of the club and judge of the South Central Region as an official in tournaments throughout the southwest. He is survived by a son, Terry Paxton and wife Melinda; a daughter, Linda Hobbs and husband Dale; nine grandchildren, Robert Hobbs and wife Tammy of Dallas, Cheryl Clark and husband Bobby of Lubbock, Robin Elston and husband Rod of Idaho, Tammy Wall and husband Dave of Lubbock, Shane Paxton and wife Lori of Lubbock, Tousha Barnes of Umbarger, David Paxton and wife Jennifer of Ft. Worth, Daymond Paxton and wife Kendra of Midland, Mary Kathryn Paxton of Lubbock; and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.. He was preceded in death by two sons, C. O. 'Sunny Paxton Jr., and Mackey Paxton; and a sister, Billie Godwin. The family will receive friends Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Sanders Funeral Home. The family request memorials to the South Plains Food Bank.
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Sanders Funeral Home
1420 Main St
Lubbock, TX 79401
Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on Jan. 10, 2014