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Donald "Bert" Thaxton

May 13, 1936 ~ May 18, 2022 (age 86)


DONALD “BERT” THAXTON, age 86 of Jemison passed away on May 18, 2022 after a short battle with cancer. He was born in Arnoldsville, Georgia on May 13, 1936; the son of the late Henry Thaxton and the late Sallie Hansford Thaxton.

After serving in the army, Bert returned home from Germany to marry his sweetheart Frances Fields in 1958. In 1968 they moved to Alabama to a community called Bluff Park in Hoover with their son Bradley and daughter Karla. His time away from work was devoted to his family. He and Frances spent a lot of time camping and skiing on Lay Lake with their children and friends. Bert was active in Boy Scouts with Bradley and also coached Karla’s softball team. Bert worked with the phone company as an electrical engineer until his retirement. He had dreamed as a young man of building a home on the lake, which he and Frances did after his retirement.

Bert was also a devoted Christian man as well as a family man. He was very active in his local church, Union Grove Baptist Church. His life exemplified God not only in his words but also in his actions. He loved walking outdoors and enjoying God’s creations. Anyone that met Bert knew he was a child of God by the way he lived his life.

He is survived by: Son, Bradley Bert (Susan) Thaxton; Daughter, Karla Redman; Grandchildren: Jonathan Thaxton, Brittany Thaxton, Jeremiah Redman, Isaac Redman, and Katelyn Redman; Brother, Lee Thaxton; Sister, Joann Escoe; and Special Friend, Nancy Jones.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, May 22, 2022 at 3:00pm from the Chapel of Ellison Memorial Funeral Home with Rev. Kenneth Wren officiating.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.

Burial will follow in the Union Grove Community Cemetery in Jemison, AL.

The family request in lieu of flowers, please make donations to Union Grove Baptist Church at 11501 County Road 51 Jemison, AL 35085.

Final care and arrangements entrusted to the Ellison Memorial Funeral Home of Clanton, AL.

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May 22, 2022

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Ellison Memorial Funeral Home
1709 Lay Dam Road
Clanton, AL 35045

Funeral Service
May 22, 2022

3:00 PM
Ellison Memorial Funeral Home
1709 Lay Dam Road
Clanton, AL 35045

Interment following funeral service
May 22, 2022

Union Grove Community Cemetery
Co. Rd. 42 and Co. Rd. 51
Jemison, AL 35085


Union Grove Baptist Church
11501 County Road 51, Jemison AL 35085

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