William O. "Bill" Laxson, 84, of Marshall, died Thursday, Nov. 17, 2005, at New Haven Care Center in Odessa.
Funeral services were held 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 21, at Campbell-Lewis Chapel in Marshall. Rev. Don Simmons and William W. Harlow officiated. Jane Kelly, pianist, played "In The Garden," "The Old Rugged Cross:" and "How Great Thou Art." Pallbearers were Huey Pointer, John P. McGraw, Ronald Wayne Laxson, Fred Kennedy, Rick Whitlock and Brett Liesemeyer. Honorary pallbearers were Ted Pointer, Charles McGraw, Kenneth Hollywood, Don Kennedy, Tony Laxson, George Hamilton and Larry Halsey. Burial was in Sunset Gardens Cemetery in Marshall. Memorials are suggested to New Salem Baptist Church.
Born Nov. 29, 1920, in Saline County, he was the son of the late Oliver Jesse Laxson and Nellie Elizabeth Fall Laxson. On April 21, 1946, he married Sarah Imogene Halsey, who survives of the home. He had lived in Saline County for many years and attended New Salem Baptist Church. He was a mechanic most of his life in the Jackson County area and had served on the fire department in Independence. He was a U.S. Army veteran.
Additional survivors include two sons, William "Joe" Laxson and wife Janice Putnam of Odessa and Charles B. "Charlie" Laxson and wife Sherrie Lynn of Odessa; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two brothers, Donald Laxson and Ronald Laxson, both of Marshall; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his stepmother, Mabel Laxson and a stepbrother, Richard Whitlock.
Additional information provided per family recompense.