Willard Bryant Paxton, of Princeton, passed away on October 2, 2021, after a short illness.
Willard was born in Grand Rivers, on April 28, 1943, and spent his childhood in Cobb and Cerulean.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 34 years, Jill Bubeck Paxton; daughter, Katherine Brown and husband Randy of Nashville, daughter Ashley Battram of Mt. Juliet, Tenn., and four grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Thelma Bryant Paxton and Irwin Willard Paxton.
A celebration of Mr. Paxton’s life will take place at Morgan’s Funeral home at 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 9. The family will receive visitors from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.