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Jack Vern Paxton

February 26, 1952 ~ July 28, 2021 (age 69)


Jack Vern Paxton, 69, a lifetime resident of Wabash, passed away at 8:40 p.m. on July 28, 2021, at Peabody Retirement Community in North Manchester.  Jack was born on February 26, 1952, in Wabash, to the late Harmon "Bill" and Ellen Marie (Bowser) Paxton.  

Jack was a 1970 graduate of Wabash High School.  He married Yvonne Richards on June 18, 1977.  He worked at USG-Thermafiber.  Jack videoed stock car races, all around Northern Indiana, as his passion and hobby.  He was an avid Chicago sports fan, loved listening to music and telling racing stories.  

Jack is survived by his wife, Yvonne; son, Shawn Paxton, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; daughter, Sabrina (Matt) LaSpina, of Seymour, Indiana; three grandchildren, Michael LaSpina, Noah LaSpina and Madison LaSpina; brother, Larry (JoAnna) Paxton, of Huntington and three sisters, Vicki Campbell, of Wabash, Connie Enyeart, of North Manchester and Phyllis Paxton, of Andrews.

Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, August 2, 2021, at McDonald Funeral Homes, 231 Falls Avenue, Wabash, Indiana 46992, with Pastor Tom Richards officiating.  Burial will follow at Friends Cemetery in Wabash.  

Visitation will be from 2:00 to 5:00 pm. on Sunday, August 1, 2021, at the funeral home.  

Preferred memorials are to the Wabash County Animal Shelter, 810 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, Indiana 46992 or to the Christ United Methodist Church, 477 North Wabash Street, Wabash, Indiana 46992. 

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August 1, 2021

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
McDonald Funeral Home
231 Falls Ave
Wabash, IN 46992

Funeral Service
August 2, 2021

10:00 AM
McDonald Funeral Home
231 Falls Ave
Wabash, IN 46992


Wabash County Animal Shelter, Inc.
810 Manchester Avenue, Wabash IN 46992
Tel: 1-260-563-3511

Christ United Methodist Church
477 N. Wabash Street, Wabash, Indiana 46992, AL
Tel: 1-260-563-3308

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