Randall Joe Claxton, age 64 of Paris, died Sunday, January 23, 2022, at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital in Jackson, TN.
He graduated from Henry County High School. Randall went on to receive a bachelor’s degree from Bethel University in McKenzie, TN, and a master’s degree from Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, TN. While working on his Ph.D., he joined the staff of Carey Counseling Center in Paris where he worked for several years. Randall later went on to work for Behavioral Medicine in Paris. He loved animals and watching westerns. He was a member of Jones Chapel Baptist Church.
Randall was born March 15, 1957, in Paris, TN, to the late Joe Claxton and to the late Bettie Haynes Claxton.
He is survived by his two children, Ashton (Jeffrey) Norris of Paris, and Sebastian Claxton of Paris; his stepmother, Lucille Claxton of Paris; his significant other for 50 years, Terri Weston of Paris; one sister, Karen Claxton (Donald) Gold of Paris; two grandchildren, Piper Kate Norris and Griffin River Norris; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Patricia Ann Foust Smith.
Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap Street, Paris, TN 38242. Visitation will be Wednesday, January 26, 2022, from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm at Ridgeway Funeral Home, with the funeral service beginning at 12:00 pm at Ridgeway Funeral Home, with Don Williams officiating.
Serving as pallbearers will be Jordan Holland, Joseph Walker Claxton, Dustin Foust, Luke Wood, Derrick Foust, and Jeffery Norris. Named as an honorary pallbearer is Jeremy Lamb.
Burial will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park in Paris, TN.
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