A prominent longtime local businessman and Pennyrile Rural Electric Board member has passed away.
Funeral services for 88-year old William “Bill” Claxton of Newstead Rd. will be Tuesday afternoon at 2 at First Baptist Church, Hopkinsville, with visitation to be from 10am until the funeral hour.
Claxton was the manager of Southern States Petroleum Cooperative in Hopkinsville for 38 years and was the supervisor of t he Christian County Conservation District for 40 years.
He served as a director of the Pennyrile Rural Electric Board for 18 years and on the Christian County Water District Board for 12 years.
He was a deacon at First Baptist for 63 years.
Claxton is survived by his wife of 59 years—Nancy—in addition to one son, a brother and sister.