Carl Wayne Thaxton, 80, of Risingsun, Ohio died Monday, March 13, 2017 at the Bridge Hospice Care Center, Bowling Green. He was born May 11, 1936 in Sandusky County, Ohio to Wayne & C. Geraldine (Kissling) Thaxton. He married Bonnie B. Cox June 22, 1956 in Risingsun, Ohio.
Carl is survived by his wife Bonnie Thaxton of Risingsun, sons Bradley (Pam) Thaxton of Little River, South Carolina and Andrew (Gillian) Thaxton of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, daughters Carla (Scott Davis) Markel of Gibsonburg, Robin (Rick) Bates of Kansas, Jodi (Jay) Boatman of Burgoon, and Dawn (Jeff) Wiseman of Risingsun, brothers Glenn and Dale Thaxton both of Risingsun, 15 grandchildren, and 21 great grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents, sisters Marilyn Ponn-Fillhart, Carolyn Fry, brother Paul Thaxton and grandson Jason Boatman.
Carl retired in 1993 as a Millwright at Union Carbide in Fostoria with over 25 years of service. He was a member of Scott Trinity United Methodist Church, a 1954 graduate of Risingsun High School and also completed a 4 year Journeymen’s program.
Carl was also a former Trustee at his church and a Dartball Member. He was a fun, loving, hardworking man. He loved to hunt, fish, the outdoors and horseshoes. He always enjoyed children’s sporting events, playing cards, puzzles, square dancing & camping. He will be missed by many.
Funeral services will be held Friday March 17, 2017 at 11 a.m. at the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria, Ohio with Reverend Marla Brown officiating. Visitation will be Thursday March 16, 2017 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. and one hour prior to services Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Trinity Cemetery, near Risingsun, Ohio.
Memorials can be made to the Scott Trinity United Methodist Church or Bridge Hospice. Online Condolences may be sent to the family at www.hffh.net
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