Merlin E. "Moe" Saxton

Merlin E. "Moe" Saxton

COSHOCTON: Merlin E. "Moe" Saxton, 81, of Coshocton passed away at Coshocton County Memorial Hospital on January 20, 2013.

Moe was born in Coshocton to the late James and Treva (Lillibridge) Saxton on August 2, 1931.

He graduated from Coshocton High School, served in the US Air Force from 1951-1955 and retired from Shaw-Barton/JII after 37 years of service. Moe was an avid golfer and loved caring for his neighborhood cats.

He is survived by his son, Rick E. (Pam) Saxton; sister, Linda (Jim) Miller; uncle, Wayne (Eleanor) Lillibridge all of Coshocton; daughter in law, Kimberly S. Saxton of Dunn, NC; grandchildren, Tyler L. (Kristyn) Saxton of South Lebanon, OH, Shannon C. (Scott) Slaughter of Newark, Stacey D. (Glen) Jolivette of Hawaii; one great grandson, Nash S. Slaughter; special friends Dolly and Greg Fitch of Coshocton.

Along with his parents, Moe is preceded in death by his wife Patricia A. Saxton whom he married August 17, 1951 and passed away July 25, 2007; two sons James E. and Jack E. Saxton; and a granddaughter, Cassie R. Saxton.

A graveside funeral service will be held at Prairie Chapel Cemetery on Wednesday January 23, 2013 at 2:00 PM with Pastor Charles Warren officiating. The Coshocton County Veterans Honor Guard will perform military honors as well.

The Miller Funeral Home, Coshocton is serving the family. An online memorial is located at


Funeral Home

Miller Funeral Home
639 Main Street Coshocton, OH 43812

Published in the Coshocton Tribune on Jan. 22, 2013