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.