Charles “Steve” Paxton
November 12, 1957 - February 28, 2022

Charles Stephen Paxton, better known as Steve, 64, of Sneads Ferry, NC passed away on Monday, February 28, 2022. Born Tuesday, November 12, 1957 in Roanoke, VA he was the loving husband to Melissa Bates Paxton for 25 years, and the son of the late Thomas Leroy Paxton and Ann Marie Harrison Paxton. After graduating high school, he went on to serve his career as a police officer for the Norfolk Police Department.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his beloved children, Stacy Robinson and her husband, Bryan of Lancaster, CA, Seth Paxton of Portsmouth, VA, Matthew Paxton of Sneads Ferry, NC and Clay Paxton also of Sneads Ferry, NC; grandchildren, Justin, Vivian, Bryan, and Serena; sister, Sharon Eddins of Chesapeake, VA; brother, Jeffrey Paxton of Suffolk, VA; and his pets that he adored, Sancho, Necio, Whiskey and Cali.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandmother, Frances “Han-Han” Moynihan.

A Celebration of his Life will be held on Sunday, March 6, 2022 at 2:00 pm at 1472 Bridge Point Trail, Suffolk, VA 23432.

To know Steve, is to know how much of a dedicated family man he was. He was a reserved, soft-spoken person who was devoted to loving his wife and raising his 4 children who he was so proud of.

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  • Craig E Crider Posted March 4, 2022 5:07 pm

    Steve was a great guy and a great cop.
    Prayers for him and his loved ones.
    Craig Crider

  • Larry Hockman Posted March 4, 2022 8:18 pm

    Steve was a great police officer and friend to many. I always remember the smile he had for everyone he met. My prayers are thoughts are with his family and friends.

  • Ruth Larson Posted March 5, 2022 10:15 am

    Steve and Mel and the boys were a part of our family when they lived in Minnesota! Love you so much! Prayers for you and Steve’s older two children and their families!

  • Ray Pettway Posted March 7, 2022 3:17 pm

    Steve was a great guy and I always enjoyed working with him. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends during this difficult time

  • Aaron Larson Posted March 11, 2022 12:21 am

    Just saw some old pictures of us with Steve. Such a great and loving father and uncle. Will always cherish our times together and how he looked over us kids. Love you Steve and thanks for helping to make my cousins.

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