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Michael Lawrence Saxton

August 28, 1935 — April 25, 2024

Colonial Heights

Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Michael Lawrence Saxton, USA (Ret.), 88, of Colonial Heights, Virginia, passed away on Thursday, April 25, 2024, peacefully at his home. Born in Boise, Idaho, on August 28, 1935, he was the son of the late Ervin Lawrence Saxton and Claretta Dollie Saxton. He was also preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Darlene H. Saxton, and his son, Michael H. Saxton.

Mike served over 24 dedicated years in the United States Army, having served in the Vietnam War during that period. Throughout his career, LTC Mike worked in various jobs and positions, including an Ordinance Officer, Software Analyst, and other General Staff positions at the Pentagon and in Washington D.C. Among the multiple awards, decorations, and medals he received, he was a proud recipient of the Bronze Star Medal (2OLC) and the Air Metal. In his earlier years, Mike found joy in all things outdoors, especially camping and fishing with his son, Mike. He also loved to read and write in his journal every day, watch westerns on T.V., and was known for always having a cup of coffee in his hands. Mike adored his family immensely, and loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He is survived by his daughters, Kristi Dedad and Patricia Egnor (Cliff); grandchildren, Michael Hackley (Brittany), Jennifer Carter (Josh), Kevin Dedad, and Jonathan Hackley (Harley); and great-grandchildren, Mia, Kacey, Ava, Paislee, Angela, Estrella, and Abby.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 2, 2024, at the Colonial Heights Chapel of the E. Alvin Small Funeral Homes, 2033 Boulevard, Colonial Heights, Virginia 23834. A graveside service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, May 3, 2024, in Southlawn Memorial Park, 1911 Birdsong Road, S. Prince George, Virginia 23805.

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Thursday, May 2, 2024

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