William "Bill" Esau Laxton, 89, of Universal City, originally Huntsville, passed away peacefully on Friday, September 24, 2021, of natural causes. His family was fortunate to be able to spend significant time with him this past year.
Born August 9, 1932, to the late Esau Laxton and the late Mertie West Laxton. Bill is preceded in death by his wife of 55 years; Rosalie Hollenbeck Laxton, brothers; Wilbert Laxton, Dilbert Laxton, Thurman Laxton, Lester Laxton and Jack Laxton; sisters, Nesby Lee Pemberton, Evelyn Jeffers, Doris Thompson, and Dolores Terry; and son, William "Bryan" Laxton. He is survived by his sisters; Mollie Cooper and Verlie Jo Byrd, first wife; Mary Emily Sexton, daughters; Donna Kaye Wojnaroski and Jeannie Jo Jeffers, stepdaughters: Melba Eads and Doretta "Dodie" Checote, grandchildren; Lisa Underwood, Angela Beth Gulley, Daniel Buttram, Tracy Shoopman, Bobbi Jo Roberts, Michael Newport, Darren Newport, Brynae Miley, Lynette Keeton, Tess Laxton, Megan Laxton, Nathan Eads, Aron Eads, Rachel Blum, Ira Eads, Kendra Moriarty, Kevin Moriarty, Kenneth Moriarty, and Christopher Moriarty. A funeral service and celebration of life for Bill will be held in Texas at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 1129 Pat Booker Road, Universal City, Texas on Sunday, October 17, 2021 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm.