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Lawrence Norwood Paxton, 73, passed away Saturday, May 12, 2012, after complications following surgery. He was born in 1938 in Roswell, NM, son of Burton and Pearl Paxton and was the youngest of five children.
Larry moved to Watsonville with his family in 1941, and attended Watsonville High where he met and later married Betty Jo Parker in 1958. In 1959, he moved to King City where he resided for 49 years. Larry established the business Village TV & Appliance in 1963 and was proprietor for 35 years and was active in the small business community. Larry loved to play pool, hunt and fish and enjoyed weekends camping and water skiing at Lake San Antonio. Larry also loved trap shooting and won many trophies and awards over the years for his marksmanship. In 2008, he moved to Gardena, where he resided with family.
Larry is survived by his two sons, Allen and Keith and his two grandsons, Eric and Kevin.
The family will hold a private memorial.
Published in The Salinas Californian from June 13 to June 15, 2012