Nicholas Philip Thaxton, age 34, of Gaylord, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018. Nick was born in Gaylord on Dec. 6, 1983 to Edward and Corazon (Fuentes) Thaxton. The youngest of 11 children, he grew up with a deep love and appreciation for his family and friends.
Nick was absolutely a selfless free spirit, and he loved the outdoors - hiking and camping especially. In his youth he enjoyed playing soccer and hockey and continued to enjoy the sports years later. Nick loved to go on spontaneous road trips and concerts, and he had a passion for his guitar and for music ... and the occasional cheap beer.
He was also very committed to his job as a computer tech at Otsego Memorial Hospital.
Above all, though, Nick loved his children, and they were always number one in his life. Nick is survived by his children, Nicholas Landen, Bryton Ward and Lydia Valerie-Ann; parents, Edward and Corazon Thaxton; siblings, Gary, Colleen, Timothy, Tamera, Daniel, Patrick, Rita, Elissa, Edward Jr. and Christopher; uncle, Bill and aunt, Dewell; dear friends, Amy and Ryan Bradfield, Ben and Jessica Rau and Carolyn and Romeo Buclay; and his beloved dog, Oscar.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Mary Cathedral today, Feb. 8, 2018 at 11 a.m. Visitation will be held today from 9 a.m. until the time of service.
Donations in Nick's memory may be made to his children (checks payable to Cora Thaxton).
Please visit nelsonsfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements were entrusted to Nelson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, PO Box 1548, Gaylord, MI 49734.
Published on February 8, 2018