John Bradley “Brad” Paxton, age 66, of Hutcheson Way, Greenville, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, September 21, 2017 in his residence due to diabetic complications.

He was born in Greeenville on August 16, 1951 to John K. and Mary E. (McCracken) Paxton. Brad was a 1970 graduate of Greenville Senior High School and had worked as a self employed carpenter throughout the United States for many years. In 2000, he received his LPN Certification from the Mercer County Career Center and then for the next 10 years worked in the local area as an LPN. Brad had previously attended Christian Assembly Church, Greenville.

Throughout the years, Brad enjoyed owning and restoring Corvettes, playing the guitar, was an avid blues, jazz and rock music fan and had traveled throughout the country attending car shows and music events. He was an animal lover, especially his dog cinnamon and his kitty.

Survivors include three sisters; Penny Paxton of San Francisco, CA, Ethie Paxton of Greenville and Tracy Lynn Paxton of Los Angles, CA; four brothers, James Paxton and his wife Sandy of Land O' Lakes, FL, Douglas Paxton and his wife Judy of Newbury Park, CA, Danny Paxton and his wife Linda of Greenville and Randall Paxton and his wife Christine of Hermitage. Also surviving are many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorial contributions may be made to Strayhaven Animal Shelter, 94 Donation Rd., Greenville, PA.



  1. Doug Paxton Doug Paxton
    September 24, 2017    

    Thank you, my brother, for all the laughs and love. Be at peace. I will always miss and love, your sense of humor and ability to tell stories of your many acquaintances. May your ride be a Corvet, your pets friendly and the music never stops. Miss and love you always.

  2. Karen Kollar Karen Kollar
    September 24, 2017    

    What a beautiful tribute to a special man. My sympathies to all of the family.

  3. Jeff & Colleen Hamilton Jeff & Colleen Hamilton
    September 25, 2017    

    We will miss you Old Friend.
    Thanks for all the good times and great conversations we had these last 50 years.
    Rest in Peace.

  4. Betty K Junk Betty K Junk
    September 26, 2017    

    How sad to have lost your brother and uncle, Brad. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Sending our deepest sympathy, love and hugs,
    Betty K and Fred

  5. Brad Sike Brad Sike
    September 26, 2017    

    My sympathies to all of the family and my deepest sympathy, love and hugs too Penny & Doug. Brad Sike

  6. Timothy Dale Timothy Dale
    September 26, 2017    

    A very sad loss to his family and friends. Brad was one of the coolest guys that I ever knew. I was in awe of the wheelies he would do on his bicycle and later by the cars he drove. Always funny and laughing providing a wry smile while looking over his glasses and raising an eyebrow. I’ll be among the many that will miss him.

  7. Vernon Boozer Vernon Boozer
    September 26, 2017    

    Dear Tracy and the Paxton family, My family is feeling Great sadness and Heavy Heart with the news of Brad’s passing. Please Know that Brad meant a great deal to us and was loved by all. I will never forget him and the friendship with my Brother Jeff and his words at his funeral when he did part of the eulogy. I will never forget him showing up for My Dad’s funeral also. Brad was a great Human Being who I respected and Admired. I have many fond Memories of Brad especially Him driving his extremely loud green Corvette. Sure wish I could have spoken with him one last time. I regret that I cannot be there in person and talk to you guys and properly show my respects but please know that My family is with you in our thoughts and Love for Brad. When I get back to Greenville I will surely visit his Grave and show my respects. With all our Love the Vernon Boozer Family.

  8. John Adams John Adams
    September 28, 2017    

    To the Paxton family, Brad was my best friend and the most beautiful person I ever knew. We did everything together; travel, music, science, and overall just taking the world in.
    Spontaneity was our favorite word and nobody knew the definition better than Brad. I am so thankful I stayed in close touch with Brad even when our paths went a different direction.
    Losing my closest friend was troubling, but he would be the first to tell all, celebrate my life. That is exactly what I am and will continue to do.
    I love you Brad, John Adams

  9. Anonymous Anonymous
    September 28, 2017    

    Brad will be sorely missed; he always had a quip or comment that would lift your spirit. He was passionate about his family, friends, music and animals – especially music.
    A great loss to family and friends, my Sympathies and condolences to the Paxton clan, We love ya Brad .RIP

  10. Bonnie Kerr Bonnie Kerr
    September 30, 2017    

    To all the Paxton family, So sorry. For your loss may he now rest in peace.

  11. D. Hetrick D. Hetrick
    October 3, 2017    

    I was sorry to read of your family’s loss. Death is an enemy we all have in common. Jesus taught that the dead will live again and he showed it by raising people from death during his earthly ministry. The Bible promises that we can see our loved ones again right here on a paradise earth. (Revelation 21:4, Acts 24:15) If you would like to learn more you can read Lesson 6 in the brochure, Good News From God, which you can download from

  12. Anonymous Anonymous
    October 21, 2017    

    I just learned of the death of my cousin and dear friend.Your laughter will ring in my heart forever. John Callahan

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