Mr. Franklin David Saxton, 74, of Jamestown, died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, in St. Vincent Hospice.
Mr. Saxton was born March 2, 1938 in Indianapolis, son of the now late Franklin and Bernita Upshaw Saxton.
He married Sandra Perkins on June 24, 1960, in Glen Valley; she survives.
Mr. Saxton was a member of the Pittsboro United Methodist Church, the American Legion, and a member of the Boy Scouts of America for over 40 years.
He retired from the US Navy after 23 years of service.
Surviving are sons, Franklin Mark (Hope) Saxton, Terry (Kim) Saxton and Larry (Cathi) Saxton; daughter, Pamla (Gaylon) Taylor; sister, Kay Wagner; brother, Dean Saxton; and 16 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two grandchildren.
Friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, at the Porter Funeral Home, 315 W. Main St., Jamestown, and 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 15, at Pittsboro United Methodist Church, 227 E. Main St., Pittsboro. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the church, with Pastor David Butler officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Comfort Cemetery.
Online condolences may be made at www.porterfuneralhome.us.