Born: Sun., Sep. 27, 1925
Died: Mon., Dec. 25, 2017

Recitation of the Rosary

7:00 PM Thu., Jan. 11, 2018
Location: Gorman Funeral Home - Converse Chapel

Funeral Liturgy

10:00 AM Fri., Jan. 12, 2018
Location: Saint James Catholic Church

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Funeral liturgy for John Robert Pexton, 92, will be held at 10:00 A.M. Friday, January 12, 2018 at the Saint James Catholic Church in Douglas, Wyoming with Father Bill Hill as the Celebrant.  A rosary service will be held at 7:00 P.M. Thursday, January 11, 2018 at the Gorman Funeral Homes-Converse Chapel in Douglas.  Interment will be in the Douglas Park Cemetery with military honors accorded by Samuel Mares American Legion Post #8 and Wyoming Army National Guard Military Funeral Honors.
John Pexton died Monday, December 25, 2017 at his home in Douglas of natural causes.
John was born September 27, 1925 in Douglas, Wyoming the son of Lisle Edward and Lucille Emogene (Scott) Pexton.
John served in the United States Army during World War II attaining the rank of Staff Sergeant at the time of his honorable discharge
He is survived by his wife, Catherine (Larkin) Pexton, of Douglas; children, Frank Pexton of Douglas, Mike (Marlene) Pexton of Torrington, Wyoming, Tim (Dawn) Pexton of Douglas, Jeff (Marty) Pexton of Kremmling, Colorado, and Melanie Schroeder of Douglas; siblings, Joan L. Woodin of Casper, Wyoming and Richard L. Pexton of Douglas; nine grandchildren; and eleven great grandchildren.
John was preceded in death by his father, Lisle, on August 30, 1995; mother, Lucille, on December 24, 1988; first wife, Noramae (Philbrick) Pexton, on July 9, 1972; and siblings, Barbara L. Pexton on November 21, 1932 and Charles E. Pexton on June 9, 2008.  
A memorial to the Wyoming Pioneer Memorial Museum, P.O. Box 911, Douglas, Wyoming 82633 would be appreciated by the family.
Serving as pallbearers will be Matt Pexton, Brett Pexton, Cory Pexton, Trent Pexton, Marty Miles, and Wyatt Miles.
Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Heide Miles, Candi Scheurman, Brianna Bryan, Jamie Schroeder, Lacey Marks, Chuck Bruner, Marlon Schlup, Earl Shatto, Mike Sierz, George Smith, Dorothy Taylor, Jim Willox, Rory Cross, Pat Hand, Gordon Taylor, Howard Huxtable, Arlene Ekland-Earnst, Alice Jean Kirn, Brian Marso, Mary Alice Hand-Mercer, Len Sherwin, Roger Wesnitzer, Gretchen Wright, and Bob Shockley.
The Gorman Funeral Homes – Converse Chapel of Douglas, Wyoming is in charge of the arrangements.
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Beth & mal wagstaff
   Posted Sat December 30, 2017
Pexton family, we are sorry that the world has lost John. He will be missed and leaves a great heritage. Our love to all, Beth& mal wagstaff

Ernie & Kristi Schroeder
   Posted Sat December 30, 2017
Our deepest sympathy for your loss, May God guide you all and keep your memories close, Peace be with you.

Chuck & Mary Schleis
   Posted Mon January 01, 2018
We’re sorry to hear about your father. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Dennis & Lucile Taylor
   Posted Wed January 03, 2018
A truly great and knowledgeable person has left us and we will miss so many great things about John and his sharing such great history of this area.

Rest in Peace, until we meet again!

With deepest sympathy,

Sharon Lovitt
   Posted Thu January 04, 2018
John was a special, and long time friend. He was always supportive , and willing to help me with advise, as well as , sharing his past experience. He contributed so much to our County. His passing is a true loss for us all.

With deepest sympathy to all his family,

Sharon Lovitt

Julie Johnson
   Posted Tue January 09, 2018
I only got to know John briefly but when he smiled at me he made me think of my father. He will be missed I'm sure.

Billie Eggleston
   Posted Thu January 11, 2018
My Sympathy to YOU IN YOUR LOSS God Bless and take care

   Posted Thu January 11, 2018
Hi Pextons so sorry to hear about John,best wishes and blessings to you all . from Duane and Tiny Walker

Billie Eggleston
   Posted Thu January 11, 2018
my Blessing to you all in the loss of your loved one from Billie and her Family

eric renstrom
   Posted Fri January 12, 2018
I will always remember John as one of the last two people at church to ALWAYS wear a suit there, always stand up when he was supposed to no matter how much it pained his tired bones and his trademark hat sitting on the ledge. He truly is an icon of this county and state. My condolences to the family.

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