Francis (Sax) Saxton, 95, born September, 1924 in Crawford, Nebraska, departed this life March 11, 2020 in McAllen, Texas.
We have lost another among the dwindling number of WWII heroes. He served with honor as a Sergeant and Combat Engineer in the 26th Div. of General Patton’s 3rd Army in France. He was a Purple Heart recipient, having been wounded at the Battle of the Bulge.
He was employed by the J.C. Penney Co. for 42 years where he worked his way up from the store Santa Clause one Christmas, to District Manager. At the time of his retirement he was the manager of the Oak Park Mall store in Overland Park, KS.
In retirement one of his most rewarding experiences was as a volunteer at the McAllen Medical Center.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years; Betty Rose McNare Saxton, two sons; William and Steven, a brother; Carl Saxton, and a sister; Doris Smith. He is survived by one son; Charles Saxton and his wife Christine, four grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews. He was truly devoted to his family and they were always first in his heart and mind.
He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him, including his many friends at the Heritage Village Retirement Community in McAllen, Texas, where he lived at the time of his passing. A special thanks to Jim and Pat Titus for their great friendship over the years and attendance to our father in his final days.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the McAllen Medical Center/Volunteers, 301 W Expy 83, McAllen, TX 78503. The Volunteers have a charity whose funds are used to provide scholarships to those who are pursuing an education in medicine.
Plans for a memorial service will be announced at a future date.