OBITUARY: Earl Wayne Thaxton


Earl Wayne Thaxton, 65, of Greenbrier, Tennessee passed away on Sunday, April 23, 2023, at his home.

Wayne was born on March 14, 1958, in Nashville.

He was a retired material handler from UNARCO, was a member of Western Star Lodge in Springfield, and was of the Baptist faith. Wayne enjoyed woodworking, fishing, bird watching, and was always a hard worker with any task he chose to do. He always loved decorating his yard at Christmas time.

Wayne was preceded in death by his wife: Sherry Thomas Thaxton, by his son: Jeremy Thaxton, by his father: Richard Thaxton, by his mother: Irene Sullivan Claywell, and by his granddaughter: Kelsey Thaxton.

Wayne is survived by his son and daughter-in-law: Darrell and Tina Thaxton of Springfield, by his daughter and son-in-law: Brandi and Shane Claborn of Cedar Hill, by his grandchildren: Dalton Thaxton, Lacey Claborn, and Kaley Claborn, by his great-grandchildren: Kaisley Thaxton Johnson and Caleb Wayne Claborn, by his companion: Martha Anderson of Joelton, by his stepmother: Dean Thaxton of Springfield, by his sisters and brothers-in-law: Pam and Dave Simpkins of Hendersonville, Lisa and Frankie Bowen of Greenbrier, Beverly Hunter of Springfield, and Shelia Evans of Cross Plains, and by his lifelong friend and caregiver: Kathy Warden.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, April 26th at 2:00 p.m. in the Oakhurst Chapel of the Robertson County Funeral Home with Brother Corey Minter and Tim Harris officiating. Interment will follow in the Palestine Cemetery with Darrell Thaxton, Dalton Thaxton, Shane Claborn, Larry Rediker, Don McKinney, and Frankie Bowen serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Scott Helton and Dave Covington.

Masonic services will be conducted Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to Darrell Thaxton for the Kaisley Thaxton Johnson and Caleb Wayne Claborn education fund. All donations may be sent c/o Robertson County Funeral Home.


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