Richard E. "RP" Paxton
1946 - 2021

Richard E. "RP" Paxton

May 1, 1946-April 11, 2021

EAST MOLINE-Richard E. "RP" Paxton, 74, of East Moline passed away April 11, 2021 at Strawberry Point Lutheran Home in Strawberry Point, IA.

Visitation will be 3-6pm Friday at Schroder Mortuary in Silvis with military honors at 6:00pm. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Wounded Veterans or Australian Cattle Dog Rescue of Illinois.

Rich was born May 1, 1946 in Fairfield, IA the son of James O. and Dorothy L. Sloan Paxton. He married Sherry Warren October 30, 1970 in East Moline. Rich served in the Army during Vietnam and retired from John Deere after 30 years as a press operator. He was the co-founder of Centennial Rods and Street Machines. He was a master at restoration and custom work and could fabricate anything. He enjoyed car shows and loved spending time with his family.

Survivors include his wife, Sherry; son Shawn (Corie) Paxton of East Moline; daughter Becki (Wade) Pilon of East Moline; grandchildren Darcie Pilon, Dawson Pilon, Kaylee Paxton, and Kelsey Paxton and many special friends.

Rich was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Gary.

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Published by Quad-City Times on Apr. 13, 2021.
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I worked with Rich for 30 years at Deere and he taught me many things about presses! When He retired I took over his job and what rich had taught me came in handy to do the job. I enjoyed having a couple of beers and just talking! May Rich Rest in Peace and my sincere condolences to all of the family!
Roger Nelson
April 14, 2021
Thinking of you Sherry and family on your loss... prayers...
Joe and Sue DeVoss
April 13, 2021
Our sympathy Sherry He will be missed by many !! We are in Florida & won´t be home til Saturday !! RIP Rich !!!
Jack & Judy Bollinger
April 13, 2021