Milford ‘Ducky’ Laxton, age 84, passed away on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at the North Knoxville Medical Center in Powell, TN. Born November 6, 1936 in Scott County, TN, he was the son of the late Alonzo and Elsie Owens Laxton. He accepted Christ as his Savior in 1960, and I’ve Been to Calvary was his favorite hymn. Ducky was dearly loved by his family and will be greatly missed.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son: Jerry Lee Laxton; grandchildren: Tyler Lee Laxton and Savannah Laxton; brothers: Leon, Lothery and Otis Laxton, and an infant brother; sisters: Veda Duncan Posey, Vivian Dean Carson, Virgie Mahrle, and an infant sister.
Ducky is survived by his wife: Jerildean Laxton; children: David Laxton and Ava, Dwayne Laxton and Terry, and Tina Lloyd and Steve; Grandchildren: Rae Laxton, Matthew Laxton and Laura, Jacob Laxton and Stephanie, Dwayne Laxton and Debbie, Julie Douglas and Dustin, Joshua Goforth and Lekeeta, Caleb Goforth and Brittney; ten great grandchildren, whom he loved with all his heart; sisters: Barbara Woods, Inez Troxel and Jack, and Tinah Ruthenberg and Don; sisters-in-law: Marie Laxton, Retha Laxton, and Anna Dault; brothers-in-law: Bob Chitwood, and Danny Strunk and Kim; and many special nieces, nephews, and other family members and friends.
A private family graveside service will be held in Our Family Cemetery in Oneida, TN.
Jones & Son Funeral Home is serving the family of Milford ‘Ducky’ Laxton.
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