James Arthur Paxson, 68 of Portsmouth, died Saturday, September 12, 2020, at his home. He was born on September 13, 1951, in Portsmouth to the late Earl and Edith White Paxson. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 brothers; David and Johnny, 2 sisters; Connie and Ruthann, and a great-grandson.
James is survived by his wife of 40 years Orlean Paxson, 2 daughters; Carrie (Gary) Hubbard, and Yvonda Padgett, 2 special granddaughters; Laikan and Danielle, a great-grandson Zayrion, 4 sisters; Susan, Sherry, Tammy, and Carolyn, and 2 brothers Bill and Henry, along with several nieces and nephews and many friends.
A gathering of family and friends will be held on Saturday, September 19, 2020, at the Roger W. Davis Funeral Home in West Portsmouth from 11AM to 1PM. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to the funeral home in James’ name. Condolences and donations may be made at www.rogerwdavisfuneralhome.com
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