Paxton King Littlepage
June 4, 1941 - Feb. 28, 2015
Paxton King Littlepage, of Mart, died Saturday, February 28, 2015, after having lived over 60 years with Type I Diabetes. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday, March 2, at Littlepage Funeral Home with Dr. Rex Selters officiating. A private burial service for the family will be held earlier at Oakwood Cemetery, where he will be buried at the head of his great-grandfather, the Rev. S.C. Littlepage. Visitation will be 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
On June 4, 1941, Paxton was born in Waco, to E. Paxton Littlepage, Jr. and Mary Proctor (Prock) King Littlepage. Except for his college years, he was a lifelong resident of Mart. After graduating from Mart High School in 1959, he attended the University of Texas in Austin where he was a member of Alpha Phi Omega, a service fraternity. At UT he received his BBA and law degrees in the 1960s.
On December 27, 1970, he married Rose Ann Hart in Gilmer. During their marriage they practiced law together. A fierce champion of the underdog, Paxton delighted in tirelessly searching for obscure points of law to help his clients. A fighter of windmills to the end, Paxton held Atticus Finch of "To Kill a Mockingbird" and Don Quixote in high esteem.
Besides practicing law, he was the third generation to own and operate Littlepage Funeral Home, which his grandfather, E. P. Littlepage, Sr., established in 1916. During the 1970s and 1980s Paxton served as Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace. Since 1984 he had served on the board of directors of the First National Bank of Central Texas.
Paxton's friends and relatives will miss his dry wit, his eccentricities, his charm, and the twinkle in his eyes.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and by his daughter, Mary Susan Littlepage.
His survivors include his wife, Rose Ann Littlepage of Mart; his daughter and son-in-law, Dr. Laurie Littlepage and Steve Tidrick of South Bend, Indiana; his grandson, Paxton Littlepage Tidrick of South Bend, Indiana; and his beloved English Setters: Scout, Brandy, Charlie, Allie, and Pamuk.
The family give special thanks to Dr. Charles Shoultz, Jr., Brenda Pippin, and the Waco Cardiology staff; Providence Congestive Heart Failure Clinic; Providence Hospice Place; St. Catherine Center; Dr. James Copeland and the Providence Internal Medicine Clinic staff; Providence Health Center; Dr. Farley Verner and his staff at Providence Wound Care; and Dr. Richard Gibney and the Kidney Center for all their care of Paxton through the years.
Memorials may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation or the American Cancer Society.Littlepage Funeral HomeMart, Texas
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