Charles David Laxton, age 64, of Harriman, passed away January 30, 2021. He was a 1975 graduate of Harriman High School and a graduate of Roane State Community College with a Criminal Justice degree. He had a law enforcement career spanning almost 40 years. Over the years, Charles has served with Harriman Police Department, Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary, Tennessee Highway Patrol, and Fairfield Glade Police Department.
Charles committed his life to serve others. Many remember him for his sense of humor, his love for his grandkids, and spending time on the lake. Charles loved going to the movies, fishing, and spending time with his family.
He was born to the late Rothel “SOP” and Marie Henline Laxton. In addition to both sets of parents, he is preceded in death by his father-in-law and mother-in-law: Harold and Freda Wester; and sister: Betty Bowman.
Survivors include his wife: Cheryl Laxton; children: David (Heather) Laxton, Courtney (Andy) Voyles, Misty (Chris) Godoy, Chasity (Nathaniel) Lowery; grandchildren: Lexi Voyles, Aiden Laxton, Reagan, and Jaxon Bagnell, Radie Lowery; siblings: Ray Williams JR, Bobbie Joe Laxton, Bobbie Camp, and Melva Graham; special uncles: Roy, Bill, and Donald; special friends: Oscar Cox and Bubba Vaughan; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.
The family will have a celebration of life Tuesday, February 2, 2021 from 5 until 8 p.m. at Harriman High School Gymnasium located at 920 N Roane Street in Harriman, TN 37748. The funeral service will follow. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to the Masonic Lodge #536 Oliver Springs, TN at PO Box 549 Oliver Springs, TN 37840. Kyker Funeral Home is serving the family of Charles Laxton.