Howard A. Saxton, 79, of The Free Run community in Yazoo County,passed away Saturday June 29, 2019 at The Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Jackson. A veteran of The U.S. Navy, he had been employed in Maintenance at Mississippi Chemical Corporation and a member of First United Pentecostal Church.
Survivors include his wife; Elizabeth Saxton, son; Thomas (Christy) Saxton of Canton, daughters; Tina (Curtis) Adams of Carthage, and Wendy Saxton of Yazoo City, 3 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, sister; Ila Ward of Benton, and a brother; John T. Saxton of Yazoo City.
Howard was preceded in death by his parents; George David & Alma Jewell Hasty Saxton, brother; Dewey Saxton, and sisters; Ruthie Herrington, Ruby Ward, Mary Davis, and Carlee House.
Services will be held at Stricklin-King Funeral Home with visitation Tuesday July 2nd 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. with services Wednesday July 3rd at 11:00 A.M. Rev. Carl Lewis will officiate. Internment will follow in The Cemetery of Midway Baptist Church.
Pallbearers are; Jerry Saxton, Gene Pigg, Charlie Pigg, John House, Blake Adams, Jonathon Adams, and Mark House