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OFFICIAL OBITUARY FOR

Richard E Paxton

1946 - 2021

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Richard E. “RP” Paxton, 74, of East Moline passed away April 11, 2021 at Strawberry Point Lutheran Home in Strawberry Point, IA. 

A celebration of life will be held on May 1st from 1-5 pm at Leisure Time in East Moline, which would have been his 75th birthday. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Wounded Warriors or Australian Cattle Dog Rescue of Illinois.

Rich was born May 1, 1946 in Fairfield, IA the son of James O. and Dorothy L. Sloan Paxton. He married Sherry Warren October 30, 1970 in East Moline. Rich served in the Army during Vietnam and retired from John Deere after 30 years as a press operator. He was the co-founder of Centennial Rods and Street Machines. He was a master at restoration and custom work and could fabricate anything. He enjoyed car shows and loved spending time with his family.

Survivors include his wife, Sherry; son Shawn (Corie) Paxton of East Moline; daughter Becki (Wade) Pilon of East Moline; grandchildren Darcie Pilon, Dawson Pilon, Kaylee Paxton, and Kelsey Paxton and many special friends.

Rich was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Gary.

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Chuck Thompson

April 19, 2021 9:17 AM

I am truly sorry to hear about Dick Paxton passing.  He was a good man, and a fellow Car Enthusiast.  The world will miss him.
Chuck Thompson
Local 865 President retired

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April 15, 2021 6:58 PM


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Nancy (Doxsee) Humphrey

April 14, 2021 7:56 AM

Deepest sympathy, Sherry, to you and your entire family. Keep the good memories close to help during the days ahead. May Richard RIP.

Joyce (Tallent) Ketner

April 13, 2021 10:55 PM

Sherry and family, I am so very sorry for your loss.  

Sending Love and peace Jimmy & Becky Rathburn & Grandson Wade Sheldon

April 13, 2021 8:55 PM

Sending our deepest Condolences Sherry, Shawn, Becki, We will miss Rich deeply. Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
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