James "Buck" Buxton
Posted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 12:25 pm
I noticed in the recent 31st newsletter that James Buxton passed away sometime recently. He is listed in the newsletter as having been in HQ during a tour in 69 and 70. I remember him as being in Alpha Company 1st Platoon, although he probably ended up in HQ company as his rotation out of the field. He was also Captain Lavazzi's RTO for a while in early 1970.
He was a big Louisana boy who seemed always to enjoy being the center of attention. Looks like he died in Youngsville, Lousiana.
Re: James "Buck" Buxton
Posted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 12:38 pm
I found a link to his obituary. Looks like the guestbook is still open.http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/theadv ... bLoggedOut
Re: James "Buck" Buxton
Posted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 12:40 pm
James Buxton (1948 - 2012)
OAKDALE - Funeral services for James Buxton will be held at 11 am, Thursday, August 16, 2012 in the White Oaks Memorial Chapel with the Reverend David Doyle, officiating. Committal services will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery under the guidance of White Oaks Funeral Home, Oakdale.
James, 63, of Youngsville, entered eternal rest on Monday, August 13, 2012 in Lafayette. He was born on October 5, 1948 in Oakdale to the union of J C and Myrtle Ware Buxton. He served in the United States Army as Spec 4-Private 1st Class. He was a Vietnam Veteran. He was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, uncle, and friend.
He is preceded in death by his parents, J C and Myrtle Buxton; two brothers, Phillip Buxton and Larry Buxton; maternal grandparents, John and Louella Ware; paternal grandparents, Cicero & Seline Buxton; Father-in-law, R.D. Ponthier.
He leaves behind his loving family to cherish his memory, his wife of forty-two years, Judy Buxton; three daughters, Cheryl McGoldrick of Nacogdoches, Texas, Rebecca Buxton of Dallas Texas, and Jennifer Buxton of Carencro; five brothers, Donald Buxton of DeQuincy, Eugene Buxton of Kinder, Barney Buxton of Lake Charles, Berlin Buxton of Central City, Nebraska, and Marvin Buxton of Iowa; grandchildren, Stephanie Buxton, Andrew McGoldrick, and Bryson Buxton; mother-in-law, Mabel Ponthier of Hessmer; sister-in-law, Barbara Ponthier; and a host of nephews, nieces, family and friends.
Pallbearers to serve will be Marvin Wayne Buxton, II, Brian Buxton, Buck Buxton, Harold Celestine, Barney Buxton, and Berlin Buxton, Jr. Honorary pallbearers to serve will be Stephanie Buxton, Andrew McGoldrick, and Bryson Buxton.
Friends may call today from 3 pm to 9 pm then Thursday, from 9 am until time of service in the chapel.
We would like to thank the nurses and staff at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital and AMG Hospital of Lafayette.
Published in the The Advertiser on August 15, 2012