NEWARK — A funeral service for Neil F. Buxton, 72, of Newark, will be held Monday, Feb. 13, at 10 a.m. at Highwater Congregational United Church of Christ, 1213 Dutch Lane, Newark. The Revs. Scott Schieber and Ed Lopeman will officiate. Burial will follow in Martinsburg Methodist Cemetery.
Neil died Feb. 8, 2012, at the Selma Markowitz Center, Newark. He was born Feb. 1, 1940, in Licking County to the late Harry R. and Frances L. (Clayton) Buxton.
He was a member of Highwater Congregational United Church of Christ, Licking Lodge 291 F&AM, Glenwood Chapter 303 OES, Utica and Licking County Shrine Club, a 32nd Degree Mason, Land of Legend Tractor Club, AACA, VCCA. He was very active in the Centerburg Oldtime Farming Festival, past director of the Energy Co-op for 30 years. Neil was a mechanic for 49 years.
He is survived by wife of 48-plus years, Phyllis A. (Prior) Buxton; brother and sister-in-law, Wilbur and Jane Buxton of Centerburg; sisters-in-law, Sue Harwell of Mount Vernon, Sharon and (Bob) Kennedy of Waynesburg, Pa.; nephews, Rodney and Janet Buxton, Andy and Leslie Buxton, Greg and Julie Butler, Dave and Mary Beth Butler, Brian and Marcie Scoles; niece, Pam (Jeff) Shafer; and special friends, Ronnie and Sally Hatfield.
Friends may call Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Highwater Congregational United Church of Christ, 1213 Dutch Lane, Newark, where Masonic services will be held at 5:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Hospice of Central Ohio, P.O. Box 430, Newark, OH 43058-9909.
Law-Baker Funeral Home, 34 N. Main St., Utica, is assisting with arrangements. Visit http://www.law-bakerfuneralhome.com to extend condolences to the family.Copyright The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.