William “Bill” H. Paxton

William “Bill” H. Paxton, 83, of Greenfield, passed away on Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at Springhurst Health Campus in Greenfield. He was born July 30, 1930, in McCordsville to the late Paul and Ruth (Beaver) Paxton and graduated from McCordsville High School.

Bill was a life-long farmer and a 30-year member of the Board of Directors of Hancock Telecom. He was also a member of Eden United Methodist Church, where he had served as a trustee. One of his joys was his participation in the Hancock County Antique Tractor club and county 4-H fair parade as well as the Pioneer Village at the Indiana State Fair.

He is survived by his wife, Donna (Dinger) Paxton, whom he married at the Beech Grove Church of the Brethren north of Fortville on Nov. 19, 1950; son, Joseph (Patty) Paxton of Fortville; daughter, Susan (Tim) Schultz of Greenfield; grandchildren, Michelle (Scott) Hasty, Joe (Chrissy) Paxton, Erika (Jason) Matthews, and Adam (Ashley) Schultz; great-grandchildren,  Haley Arthur, Bryce Hasty, Kynsey Hasty, Caden Matthews, Ty Schultz, Gavin Paxton, and Coy Schultz; brother, Raymond E. (Lois) Paxton of McCordsville; and sisters, Donna J. Mattox of Fortville and Nila (Philip) Jeffries of Greenfield.

He was preceded in death by sister, Wilma Jean Edwards.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, March 14, 2014, at Seals Funeral Home, Fortville. A Celebration of Bill’s life will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 15, 2014, at Eden United Methodist Church, with calling there an hour prior to the service. Burial will follow at Gravel Lawn Cemetery, Fortville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Eden United Methodist Church, 2122 E. Eden Rd., Greenfield, IN. 46140.

Online condolences may be shared at www.sealsfuneralhome.com.