F. Marvin Paxton, Jr.

Born: Sat., Mar. 18, 1939
Died: Sun., Jul. 15, 2018

Private Interment


11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Fri., Jul. 20, 2018
Location: Niebur Funeral Home

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Forrest “Marvin” Paxton, Jr., 79, of Jacksonville, IL, formerly of Pittsfield, IL passed away on Sunday, July 15, 2018 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL.  He was born on March 18, 1939 in Quincy, IL to Forrest Marvin and Barbara L. Peacock Paxton, Sr.  Marvin married Stacia Ann Woods on January 11, 1964 in Zanesville, OH, and she survives.

Marvin graduated from Pittsfield High School in 1957, and from University of Illinois in 1961.  While attending U of I, he was a manager of the football team and also went through ROTC.  Marvin served Active Duty in the United States Army for 2 years and several years in the Reserves.  After his honorable discharge from the Army, he came back to work on the family farm with his dad and continued doing that until retiring in 1994.  He then went on to become a Certified General Appraiser.  Marvin had a passion for airplanes and flying them.  He had a partner ownership of several planes with area pilots and also built his own plane in his garage.

Marvin was active in the community serving as the Pike County Zoning Commissioner, a Board Member of the Pleasant Grove Cemetery, and in the Pittsfield Rotary.  He was also a member of the Pittsfield United Methodist Church, the Pike County Farm Bureau, Griggsville Masonic Lodge, Pike County Pork Producers, and Jacksonville Elk Lodge.  Marvin was also in the Shriners, EAA, Experimental Aircraft Association, and the U of I FarmHouse Fraternity.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Stacia; two sons, Joel (Heather) Paxton of Pittsfield, IL and John (Julie) Paxton of Frisco, TX; a daughter, Julie (Mike) Sullivan of New Berlin, IL; eight grandchildren, Brett Paxton, Paige Paxton, Ian Paxton, Nolan Paxton, Tara Sullivan, Shea Sullivan, Kyle Paxton, and Riley Paxton; one great grandchild, Eli Paxton; a sister, Pat Sprague of Hull, IL; and two nephews,  Mark Sprague and Andy Sprague.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and a nephew, Randy Sprague.

Visitation will be held on Friday, July 20, 2018 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield.  Interment will be held privately at a later date.  Memorials are suggested to Pleasant Grove Cemetery.  Online condolences may be left to the family at www.nieburfh.com.  Niebur Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Charitable donations may be made in F. Marvin's memory to the following organization:

Pleasant Grove Cemetery

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lynn cory
   Posted Tue July 17, 2018
My condolences to your family. I was a classmate of Marvin -class of 57. I am so sad to hear of his passing. Marvin always had a great sense of humor and was always a gentlemen and a very nice man.

Bud Vandiver
   Posted Wed July 18, 2018
R.I. P. Marvin. A good friend since grade school. Many good memories of times with Marvin. Will miss him a lot.

Barb Thiele
   Posted Wed July 18, 2018
Pat, I am so very sorry to hear of Marvin’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Hugs.

Cheryl Chavez
   Posted Wed July 18, 2018
So sorry for your loss Joel. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!

Richard & Fern Heitholt
   Posted Mon July 23, 2018
We are saddened to learn that Marvin passed away. We fondly remember Marvin from his high school days at PHS. We honor the many achievements that Made Marvn a valued community member. We send our sincere condolences to you who follow his footsteps.

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