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Walter Leon Saxon Obituary
BATON ROUGE – Walter Leon Saxon, 70, passed away at home after a lengthy illness Sunday, August 31, 2014. Visiting hours will be held at Resthaven Funeral Home, 11817 Jefferson Highway, Baton Rouge, La., on Saturday, September 6, 2014, beginning at 10 a.m. Funeral services will follow at noon from the Chapel of Resthaven Funeral Home. Interment and private family graveside service will be held at Resthaven Gardens of Memory.
Walter, a resident of Baton Rouge since 1983, was born to the late John Henry Saxon and Margaret Sanford Saxon on August 16, 1944. Walter grew up in Tupelo and graduated from Mississippi State University with a Bachelor of Science degree where he was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity. He was an avid Mississippi State fan, was member of the Rotary Club of Baton Rouge, and a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during the Vietnam War where he earned the Bronze Star Medal. Walter was a District Sales Manager and retired from Lucent Technologies after spending over 30 years working for South Central Bell, AT&T, and Lucent Technologies.
He enjoyed reading and cooking. He loved the outdoors and spent much time doing activities such as snow skiing, gardening, relaxing on the beach or loading up and taking RV trips. He enjoyed golfing, especially with his Lake Bruin buddies in the North-South Tournament twice a year. Walter's great joy was watching his grandsons, John and Collin, play sports regardless of the weather or how he felt.
Walter is survived by his wife, Janie Horton Saxon; son, John Scott Saxon and wife, Tara; grandsons, John James Saxon and Collin Scott Saxon; and aunt, Margaret Saxon Towns.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to PKD Foundation, 8330 Ward Parkway, Suite 510, Kansas City, MO 64114 or Hospice of Baton Rouge, 9063 Siegen Lane, Suite A, Baton Rouge, LA 70810.
Family and friends may sign the online memorial or leave a personal note to the family at www.resthavenbatonrouge.com.
Published in Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal on Sept. 4, 2014
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