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William R. Claxon

Celebration of Life Memorial Services for William R. Claxon, 86, of Gifford, Ill. will claxonbe at 3 p.m., Sunday, September 13, 2015, at Heath and Vaughn Funeral Home, 201 N. Elm, Champaign.

Mr. Claxon passed away at 10:35 a.m., Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at Champaign-Urbana Nursing and Rehab Center, Savoy.

He was born November 8, 1928, in Litchfield, Illinois, the son of Russell and Almyra (Cress) Claxon. They preceded him in death.

He married Hong Ru on January 12, 1985, in Rantoul, Illinois. She survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Michael Claxon, of Hillsboro, Illinois and David Claxon, of Rantoul; two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Before his retirement, Mr. Claxon was an instructor at Chanute AFB, Rantoul.

He was a member of the Experimental Aircraft Association and the Illinois Pilots Association.

Memorial contributions may be made to 3 Wet Dogs, in care of Debra Inman, 1948 CR 400 N, Longview, IL 61852.

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