Jaxon left this world on December 2, 2020 . He was predeceased by his wife of 71 years, Mary Bernice, and his son, Gary. He is survived by his son Larry (Lorraine), daughter Cheryl (James Roberts), daughter-in-law Teresa, grandchildren Christopher (Anne) and Patrick (Victoria), great grandchildren Jessica and Luke, sisters Nona and Ruth, and many nieces and nephews.
Always a hard worker, Jaxon started working at an early age. He would collect current issue magazines from neighbors for recycling and resell them. At 14, he delivered the afternoon edition of the Washington News personally into the hands of the U.S. Supreme Court Justices.
After graduating high school, he served in the Army Air Corps during World War II, training to be a pilot. On leave, he came home to marry his high school sweetheart, Mary Bernice. He completed his bachelor's and master's degrees at night while working for the federal government.
His family was always his top priority. In the early years, raising twin sons and daughter, he sometimes worked two part time jobs in addition to his full time job. He loved his family and was loved dearly.
He enjoyed a successful career in the government, working at a variety of agencies. His longest commute was over 300 miles daily when he drove to Washington each day, then was flown on the NASA plane to the Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia. He completed his day and was flown back each night.
He was well known for his ever present smile, quick wit and big heart. He was always ready to listen and lend a hand. He was ahead of his time. He was a man unafraid to show and say how much he loved his family.
He read the newspaper cover to cover every day and enjoyed discussing current events. He had vast knowledge, worked on cars and build several houses. He was happy to share, even teaching his daughter automotive and construction skills. He was a great teacher and a wonderful friend.
He will be greatly missed.
Due to Covid-19 the funeral service and entombment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration, 3900 13th St NE, Washington, DC 20017
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