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Raymond Saxton

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MSgt. Raymond Saxton (Ret.)

WOODRUFF, SC-- MSgt. Raymond Saxton (Ret.), 71, of 400 New Bethel Rd. departed this life at Richard Michael Campbell Nursing Home on June 19, 2012. He was the oldest son of the late Mrs. Corrine B. Saxton and married to Jennie Louise Casey.
Mr. Saxton was a member of the Trinity A.M.E. Zion Church. He loved God, family and enjoyed serving his country. He served for 20 years after graduating from New Bethel High School. He retired from the military on February 1, 1979. He worked at the S.C. Department of Corrections as an Assistant Supervisor and the Greenville Post Office for a number of years.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by sons, Randal L. Saxton of the home, Raylen Thomas of Atlanta, GA, Michael Anthony (Pamela) Saxton of Spartanburg, SC; sisters, Ruthene (Thomas) Philson of Charlotte, NC, Doris J. (Donald) Kane of San Leandro, CA; brothers, Willie Jr. (Mattie B) Saxton of Woodruff, SC, Jimmie (Joyce) Ferguson of Killeen, TX; one aunt, Evelyn Farmer of Woodruff, SC. He was preceded in death by his son, Kenneth J. Saxton.
The family will receive friends Sunday, June 24, 2012, at the W.J. Gist Mortuary from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm.
Funeral services will be held Monday, June 25, 2012 at 11:00 am at the Trinity A.M.E. Zion Church, Woodruff, SC. Burial with military rites will be in the church cemetery.
The family is at the home.
W.J. Gist Mortuary,


Published in Spartanburg Herald-Journal from June 24 to June 25, 2012