Obituary: Paxton, Bernard E. “Bernie”

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Published: Oct. 13, 2021 at 6:19 PM EDT
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Bernard E. “Bernie” Paxton, 74, of Parkersburg died October 12, 2021, at his residence.  He was born on May 27, 1947, in Roane County, WV a son of the late Delbert and Helen Elmore Paxton.

Bernie retired from Krogers after 37 years of service and was a U.S. Army veteran.  He was outdoorsmen enjoying hunting and fishing.  He was a member of The Rock church and greeted all those arriving at the door.  He was an Evangelist at Heart with his greatest desire to win souls to the Lord.  He was compassionate, caring and was a loving husband, father, and grandfather.    His greatest loves were his family and church.

Bernie is survived by his wife, Helen Paxton; five children, Barbara (John) Barnett of FL, Angela (Mike) Holland of Parkersburg, Bernard (Marcella) Paxton, II of Washington, Rachel Hardin of Parkersburg, Jessica (Michael) Shutts of Belpre; one brother, Ray (Cindy) Paxton of Parkersburg; one sister, Ruby (Bill) Dowler of Washington; nine grandchildren, Addison, Logan, Morgan, Breanna, Austin, Alexis, Ashby, Emma, and Owen.

Funeral services will be Saturday at 1:00 pm at The Rock Church with Pastor Lonnie Coats officiating.

Burial will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Visitation will be Saturday 11:00 am - 1:00 pm at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Moaz Israel Ministries,

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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