William “Billy” Harold Buxton was born September 15, 1947 in Laurel, Mississippi. He was born to the late Matt and Emma (McGowan) Buxton. He departed this life Friday, August 15, 2014, at his home in Lorain.
William was a loving husband and dear friend. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed watching sports. He was fond of many hobbies, including antiques, collector items and cars. He enjoyed cooking and had a keen eye for a sharp suit, tie and shoes. William Buxton was a member of the National Library of Poets and a magnificent artist. He enjoyed family reunions and planning outings. William was a part of the Ministerial Staff of Cathedral of Praise and enjoyed sharing his wisdom, praying and offering advice.
He leaves to cherish his memory, a loving wife and friend of 35 years, Gloria Jean Buxton of Lorain; sons, Byron Ashley Buxton of Lorain, Darryl Edward Buxton of Washington, DC and Isaac Jireh Buxton of Lorain; sister, Mildred Horton of New Orleans, Louisiana; brothers, Mathew (Cheryl) Buxton Jr. of Holts Summit, Missouri, Matthew Edward (Sally) Buxton of Columbus and Mark A. Buxton of Port Clinton; sisters-in-law, Pamela (James) Carter and Francine Jordan of Lorain; brothers-in-law, William Jordan of Lorain and Jack (Dora) Jordan of Columbus; six grandchildren, Bakari, Joussiaun, Savannah, Taviaun, Siaun, and Josiah; and a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Matthew Buxton, Sr. and Emma (McGowan) Buxton; sisters, Grace Evelyn Pittman and Mary Ruth Jackson; and an uncle, Warner Buxton.
Visitation will be held Thursday, August 21, 2014, from 10 A.M., until time of service at 12 P.M., at Cathedral of Praise, 4545 Elyria Ave., Lorain. District Elder Melvin L. Brown will officiate. Burial will be in Ridge Hill Memorial Park, Amherst.