In Loving Memory …

Earl S. Paxton

Earl Samuel Paxton, 84, of Green Ridge, passed away Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at University Hospital in Columbia, MO.

He was born December 24, 1934 in Pettis County, MO, a son of Lanna Samuel and Lois (Savage) Paxton.

Earl worked as a painter for many years and enjoyed collecting guns, knives and swords. He enjoyed visiting with people and would help anyone who needed it.

Survivors include two daughters, Tammy Henderson and Cozetta Chalfant both of Sedalia; three sons, Sam Paxton (Cathy) of Sedalia, Shane Colin of North Kansas City, Earl Duane Paxton, of Sedalia; nine grandchildren, Haley Henderson, Tyler Henderson, Josh Cochran, Jenny Paxton, Jeremy Paxton, Laura Chalfant, Ryan Willis, Hailey Colin and Austin Batts; one brother, Albert Spellmeyer of Sedalia.

In addition to both of his parents he was preceded in death by one daughter, Darla Paxton; two brothers, Lloyd and Charlie Paxton; two sisters, Charlotte Phillips, Ila Adair.

Memorial services will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, December 6, 2019 at the Heckart Funeral Home in Sedalia.

Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. until service time on Friday at the funeral home.

A private family inurnment will be held at a later date at Crown Hill Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the family.


  1. RIP Earl!!! We’ll miss you.

  2. Papa i miss you so much i dont understand why you are nit here to play with me i love you so much papa why did this happen you are my papa you arnt supossed to be gone..i love you so much and we were going to play wirh the pig and i was gonna shoot at the turkey remember he hated that and we bith laughed imiss you so much devon

  3. Gene & Gail Weller

    Albert & Karen sorry to hear about Earl we will keep you & your family in our thoughts.

  4. vickie shackles

    Our prayers go out to the family it is not going to be the same i always will keep you in my heart.RIP see you soon dear friend.

  5. Rest easy Uncle Earl. Love you!

  6. I feel like this is a bad dream and I will Wake up and you will be here.
    The tears will dry up, the pain will ease and the laughter will come back to us.
    We all have our memories with you, that will run
    Though our hearts and minds.
    You are greatly LOVED and MISSED. the

  7. Will be sadly missed!! Always enjoyed being around!! Till we meet again !!

  8. A wonderful Family friend!! Thanks for the memories Earl.. oh.. let’s don’t forget all the laughs!!

  9. Rest in peace earl

  10. Gary & Sheri Welschmeyer

    R.I.P Earl and Prayers for the family you will be missed by many

  11. My condolences to the family of Earl. I’ve known him all my whole life. He was a character he sure knew how to make me laugh. Rest in peace Earl.

  12. My heart aches at the thought of you not being here on this earth you were one of a kind an awesome friend one that we was proud of . Never in a million years would I of seen this happening so soon but heaven gained another angel . And I ask myself can God handle you 😀😂old man your the best . And will forever be missed

  13. Going to be missed , prayers for his family, I gave him a paint a and he have me some minis , he was a very nice man

  14. Don Thornton & Janice Thornton

    RIP Earl. So sorry the accident took you from our midst. You were still full of life and had more years ahead of you. Prayers for all of the family.

  15. Tom and Kelly Sobaski

    Sam, Cathy, and Cozetta we are sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  16. Terri Fox Murray

    Earl , will miss jokes and the hard time you gave that would always make me smile you will be sadly missed but never forgotten!!


  18. Prayers for the family. Earl you will be Missed. R.I.P. MY FRIEND

  19. Jim Gaertner, Sedalia P.D., retired

    I always thought a lot of Earl, respected him, and considered him a friend. Sending heartfelt condolences to the family. May the Lord comfort you with happy memories of this good man.

  20. Rest in peace Earl .You will be missed by many!!

  21. Rest In Peace. My dad always spoke kindly of you. I am sure my dad was one of the first to welcome you in heaven. Prayers to all.

  22. Karen Meyer Wiskur

    Earl, you will certainly be missed… But, I am sure grandpa Slim meyer, and my dad will be glad to see you as you arrive in heavens gates…. Until we meet again , may you rest in peace and tell the Meyer side of the family hello from down here…. My sincere condolences to your family… May God give them comfort and healing…. sending healing hugs and prayers to all…. love Karen Meyer Wiskur

  23. Cathy (Colvin) Montgomery

    R:I:P Earl you were a good man always help people if they needed it you will be very deeply missed. Sending Prayers for Family

  24. RIP Earl ….you’ll be deeply missed.

  25. John Baker II and Baker Family

    R.I.P Earl, You will be truly missed ! Prayers for the family .

  26. Kathy Hoskins Lueck

    Rest in Peace Earl. You will be Missed

  27. RIP Earl, sorry you had to leave this world so suddenly but now you get to fly with the angels and see my mom, sweet pea, tell her hi and I love her, and I will miss you dearly

  28. I just want to thank you & Linda, for always being there for me & my family. I’ll miss you & I love you. I’ll see you later.

  29. Earl was a very respected and generous man who will be missed by all ever had the pleasure of knowing him. My deepest sympathy to the family, may the Lord soon bring you peace.

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