William Lee "Bill" Paxton, of Hedrick, formerly of Ottumwa, died June 24, 2013. He was born April 18, 1947 in Ottumwa to Wilbur Lee and Virginia Peck Paxton.
Bill served with the Navy Seabees during the Vietnam Conflict. He was a member of O.B. Nelson Post #3 American Legion and a life member of Walter B. Schafer Post #775 Veterans of Foreign Wars
Surviving is a son, Donald Paxton of Bloomfield; a granddaughter, Lindsey; his father and step-mother, Wilbur and Janice Paxton of Albia; a sister, Linda (Robert) Wallace of Ottumwa; two brothers, Larry Michael (Patricia) Paxton of Ankeny and Roger Paxton of Gulfport, IL; a half-sister, Teresa Paxton of Albia; step-father, Frank Comstock of Eddyville.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Virginia Comstock.
His body has been cremated.
Visitation with the family present will be 1 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Reece Funeral Home in Ottumwa.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Heartland Humane Society, PO Box 1149, Ottumwa, IA 52501.