My dad was an amazing man. A wonderful brother, co-worker, father, friend, grandfather, golfer, and husband. He had a heart of gold, a jokester, and would continue to give even when he had nothing to give.
My dad, Calvin L. Paxton, lost his battle with small cell lung cancer on September 30, 2011. He was diagnosed not long after my wedding day back in 2009 and put up a fight for the past two years. Despite rounds of chemo and radiation, he still continued to come in every day and truck through the hardships to get his work done.
My dad worked at Paxton his whole life. He started when he was 16 . He started working on the trucks. He worked at the company from the bottom up. He was always involved in Atlas, National Movers and Warehouse Association, AMSA, Virginia Movers and many more organizations. He expanded Paxton Van lines into Richmond, VA in the late 80’s and into North Carolina in the mid 90’s. Throughout his life long career at Paxton, he formed a vast number of relationships and contacts to enhance the growth of Paxton. His bond with the Paxton Family of employees was remarkable where his respect was given at every level, from the guys on the street, to the individuals in the office.
To those of you, who did not know Cal personally; just know that his smile and his contributions will carry through you while you work at Paxton. To those of you that did, thank you for impacting his life and being a part of the many stories I have heard about his days working at Paxton, whether it be on conventions, or back when he drove trucks, moved and loaded jobs. This company holds the true meaning of a family company that has continued to grow. He was able to work with his cousins, brother, nephews, wife and daughters.
It is an honor to carry on his legacy.
Calvin Lee Paxton 6/16/1951-9/30/2011