August 30, 1936 ~ December 5, 2022
Bill Thaxton, 86, of Farmington passed away December 5, 2022 at his residence. He was born August 30, 1936 in Kennett, MO. Bill proudly served his country in the United States Army, retiring after 22 years of service. He was a member and also served as Worshipful Master at both Mizpah Mt. Moriah No. 40 Masonic Lodge of Florissant, MO and Samaritan No. 424 Masonic Lodge of Bonne Terre, MO.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one son, Steve Wimmer.
Bill was the loving husband of Joan (Schmidt) Thaxton; loving father of Tammy Fortner, Mary Thaxton and Bill (Rita) Thaxton, Jr.; Papa Bill to Lisa Sansoucie, Linda (Don) Schmidt, Christine Slaughter-King and Nick Wimmer; loving grandpa and great-grandpa to many; dear brother of John Thaxton; dear uncle to many nieces and nephews.
Inurnment will take place at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery at a later date. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements are under the direction of C.Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home – Taylor Chapel in Farmington, MO.
Joan, I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are for you and your family.
I am so sad for you Joan, Chris, Nick, Lisa and the whole family. It has been my privilege to have enjoyed many good meals, games and great company with all of you over the last few years. I loved visiting with Bill and hearing his stories and enjoyed his sense of humor. I know he loved each one of you dearly. God bless you, and may Bill rest in peace. You all have a very special place in my heart.