Robert Paxton

Robert Paxton

Thursday, August 27th, 1942 Saturday, March 6th, 2021

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Obituary for Robert Jesse "Bob" Paxton

Robert Jesse “Bob” Paxton, age 78, of Chambersburg, PA, passed away on Saturday, March 6, 2021, at UPMC Pinnacle-Harrisburg Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Born August 27, 1942, in Chambersburg, PA, he was the son of the late Jesse and Lucille Kerns Paxton.
Bob was a 1960 graduate of CASHS, he went on to serve honorably in the U.S. Navy until 1963. Bob started his career working at the former Horn Motor Express as a traffic manager for 25 years and then on to the former Cressler Trucking for the next 19 years, as a dispatcher; where he retired in 2007. He was a member of the Salem United Methodist Church for 50 years, and then the Salem United Brethren Church for the last 14 years. Bob was a loving and compassionate man; he loved and cherished his family and his church family. Bob was a life member of the VFW Post 1599, and a member of the American Legion Post 46, the Isaac Walton League of America, the 11 Buck Hunting Club, Potter Co., PA. Bob was an avid volunteer at the Cumberland Valley Relief Center. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, golf, bowling, softball, taking Sunday Drives, and watching Westerns, the Ravens, and the Orioles on TV.
Surviving is his wife of 55 years, Nancy Byers Paxton whom he married on November 20, 1965, a daughter, Robin Rockwell (husband Rocky) of Ocean City, MD, a sister, Susan DeVos of Chambersburg, PA, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 11, 2021, at 11:30 AM in the Chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home and Cremation center, 333 Falling Spring Rd., Chambersburg, PA, where Pastor Art Page and Pastor Ron Cook will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the funeral home. All CDC and PA Dept. of Health Guidelines will be followed. The family is requiring the use of a Mask if you will be attending. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to the American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association, PO Box 417005 Boston, MA 02241-7005.

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  • Visitation

    Thursday, March 11th, 2021 | 10:30am - 11:30am
    Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, Inc.
    333 Falling Spring Road
    Chambersburg, PA
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    Thursday, March 11th, 2021
    10:30am - 11:30am
  • Service

    Thursday, March 11th, 2021 | 11:30am
    Chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home
    333 Falling Spring Road
    Thursday, March 11th, 2021
  • Interment

    Salem Cemetery
    4349 Letterkenny Road
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Allen Hemler

Nancy, Robin, and Susie. Just heard the news last night. So very sorry for your loss. I'll always remember our family gatherings but especially going hunting every Thanksgiving morning with Uncle Jess, Bob, and my Dad in the fields and orchards where I now live. Prayers to all.
Allen Hemler
Comment | Posted at 06:57am via Condolence

Jeremy Frohm

I was sad to hear of the passing of Bob who was one of my first mentors in the trucking industry. He was very caring man that I looked up to during our time working together. My prayers are with you Nancy.
Comment | Posted at 12:24pm via Condolence

Richard Burns

Richard & Betty Burns are so saddened to hear of our Friend Bob's passing. We have many good Memories from over the years of our fun Get together's with Bob & Nancy along with our Classmates. You have our Deepest Sympathy Nancy & Family. May God comfort you.
Comment | Posted at 05:22pm via Condolence

David Staver

Nancy, saddened to hear of Bob's passing. Hugs and prayers to you and the family at this time. Dave and I enjoyed the visit we had with both of you. Bob was one of the good guys.

Dave and Joyce Staver
Comment | Posted at 09:14am via Condolence

Lorie Helman

My prayers and love are with you Nancy.
Comment | Posted at 08:59am via Condolence

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