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“I remember late nights sitting on the front porch singing blue October. You were so sweet... you only wanted to be loved and I loved you the best I...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: Jenny Adcock - Springfield, MO

“It had been a while since we saw each other, but you were always a friend. You will be missed my friend, have a great one up there Joe. ”
2 of 15 | Posted by: Caleb Laxton - piedmont, MO

“Joe, as soon as I heard. I just could fathom you being gone. You were always a great friend in high school and we had some great times in college!...Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: Jennifer Hotz - Farmington, MO

“Joe you will always be missed! It weighs heavy on my heart that I found a card from the day before you left us! I was going to send it to you and we...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: Crystal Tibbs Mosd - Friend

“I train Joey a DirecTV when he moved to st. Louis. He was a great man respectful and always smiling and happy about every situation no matter how bad...Read More »
5 of 15 | Posted by: Jon bollinger - Hillsboro, MO

“I met Joe when he was very young when I lived in Piedmont. My thoughts and prayers go out to all family as I know you celebrate Joe's life. May he...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: Anna Waller - Mobile, AL - Family

“We go way back and you were there when I got my heart broken for the first time by one of your good friends. You still always found a way to tell...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: Star M. - Friend

“Joe, you will truly be missed. Your heart was so full. We always had a great time when we hung out with you. Keep on smiling up there buddy. ”
8 of 15 | Posted by: Anne Henson - Saint Louis, MO

“Joe man we go way back the memories was crazy but great times you always was honest and stood on sound principals really can't think of a memory that...Read More »
9 of 15 | Posted by: Josh L - Des Arc

“Joe and the girls where more like my Nephew and nieces. All made you laugh. You will be missed . ”
10 of 15 | Posted by: Betty Compton - Cutler, IL

“Joe...you always knew how to make people smile. All the times you and Jess stayed with Lori and I will never be forgotten. You will always be in our...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: Lorri Grimes - Piedmont, MO

“Joe, I know we only ran into each other a couple times after high school but every time we did you always took the time to catch up and ask how life...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: Austin Britt - Chester, IL

“RIP Joe. Such a good soul gone to soon. ”
13 of 15 | Posted by: Amber Wilhelmy - Ridgecrest, CA

“Love ya Joe rest in peace my friend! ”
14 of 15 | Posted by: Jessica Favier - Fredericktown, MO

“Joe had a lot of wonderful friends and family. It was an honor to be a part of his life. His life was not always easy, actually seldom easy, but...Read More »
15 of 15 | Posted by: Mel Jordan - Bismarck, MO


Joseph Robert Laxton went to be with the Lord on February 21, 2016 in Pilot Knob, Missouri at the age of 34 years. He was born on November 11, 1981 in Poplar Bluff, Missouri, the son of Nelldina Laxton of Pilot Knob, Missouri and Willard Laxton Jr. of Bismarck, Missouri.

In addition to his parents, Joseph is survived by two sisters Jessica Laxton of Bismarck, Missouri and Jamie Laxton of Poplar Bluff, Missouri; his niece Brianna Carter of Bismarck, Missouri; his nephew Zade Lee Hodges of Bismarck, Missouri; his grandpa Gary Allen and step grandma Sandy Allen; his step grandpa Leon Forrest and by his friend Mel Jordan as well as a host of aunts, uncles, other relatives and many friends.

Joseph is preceded in death by his paternal grandfather Willard Laxton, Sr., his paternal grandmother Evelyn (Stocker) Laxton, his maternal grandmother Anita Forest and Uncle Robert Laxton.

Joseph graduated from Clearwater High School. He will be missed by all who knew him.