The monthly luncheon location has been moved.

The Piccadilly has closed and the luncheon has been moved to the Quality Inn, Commonwealth & I-295 (formally the Holiday Inn) the 1st Wednesday of each month.

Jim Scott wanted to let everyone know that the luncheon is going well at the new location and the food (buffet style) and service is very good.

Paxon History

Paxon High School was originally named Paxon Field Junior-Senior High School when it was built in 1954. It included 7th through 12 grades until 1957, when Paxon Junior High was built nearby. In 1996, Paxon became a college preparatory school and an International Baccalaureate school, and took on its present-day name. Today, Paxon considers its chief rival to be Stanton College Preparatory School, another Jacksonville IB school. In 2008, Paxon School for Advanced Studies was ranked number 8 of the 100 best high schools in the nation by Newsweek magazine; 17th in 2007, 28th in 2006, 7th in 2005 and 3rd in 2003.

The site where the school was built was Paxon Air Field, where Bessie Coleman was killed in a plane accident in 1926. Coleman was the first African American (male or female) to become an airplane pilot, and the first American of any race or gender to hold an international pilot license. Paxon Field was Jacksonville's first airfield, with the exception of the beaches. The Navy used the (grass) airfield for training during World War II, but eventually declared the site excess in January 1947.

Paxon's pop music history includes:
Elvis, Jimmy Velvet, Hoyt Axton, The Classics 4, Roy Orbison, The Atlanta Rythym Section, and Blackfoot

Important for any one turning 65 to read the
“Seven Ways to Avoid Medicare Traps and Costly Blunders” .
Welcome Shearer

Welcome H. Shearer
1913-2006

Welcome Howard Shearer Sr., one of only three men to captain both the football and basketball teams at the University of Florida, who went on to spend 30-plus years as a coach, teacher and high school administrator in Jacksonville, died Tuesday. He was 92.

Mr. Shearer died at a hospice in Williamsburg, Va., where he had lived for the past two years. The funeral will be private.
To read this story in full, please visit
http://www.jacksonville.com/tu-online/stories/032306/met_21427936.shtml


Ruby S. Johnson


Ruby S. Johnson

JOHNSON Ruby S. Johnson, 97 years old went to be with our Lord February 28, 2010. She will be missed. Ruby was a lifelong educator. She taught elementary school and was a principal of Annie Morgan School in Jacksonville, Florida from 1945 - 1971. She then went to Brunswick, Georgia and taught another ten years in elementary education before retiring.



Donald L. Cross Sr., 97
1915 - 2013

Donald L Cross went to be with his Lord on July 6, 2013 in Jacksonville, FL. He was born November 14, 1915 in Gold Hill, NC. Donald spent his childhood in Baden, NC and Maryville, TN and moved to Jacksonville in 1940. He married Sally McLendon on July 31, 1942 and was a member of the Southside Baptist Church for 60 years. He earned a Bachelor of Arts, Maryville College in 1937 and a Masters at the University of Florida in 1952. Donald served in the U.S. Navy for six years and was in WWII from 1940-1945 where he was honorably discharged with the rank of Lt. Commander. He did play professional baseball before and after WWII and managed teams in the New York Giants and Cleveland Indians minor league system. Donald was also a teacher, coach, assistant principal and principal in the Duval county school system for 30 years at Jackson High School, Paxon High School and John Gorrie Jr. High School. He was an avid golfer and also a member of the Woodstock Masonic Lodge. He is survived by his wife of 70 years Sally, two sons Donald Jr., Lake Mary, FL, Christopher, Ft. Myers, FL, 7 grandchildren Dana Wolfe, Advance, NC, Candace Vandegrift, San Diego, CA, Robin DeMasi, Gainesville, FL, Jeff Cross, Boston, MA, Isabelle, Jackson and Porter Cross, Lake Mary, FL, 7 great-grandchildren Colton Story, Coronado, CA, Madelyn and Nicholas DeMasi, Gainesville, FL, Lillian and Jared Wolfe, Advance, NC, Morgan and Kyle Cross, Cape Coral, FL. Arrangements under the care of Hardage-Giddens Town & Country Funeral Home, 7242 Normandy Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32205. Visitation services will be held on Saturday, July 13, 2013 at 1:00 pm in the chapel with funeral services to follow at 2:00 pm. Interment following funeral services in Riverside Memorial Park. Please Sign the Guestbook @ Jacksonville.com .


Russell Shampine

Russell B. Shampine
passed away Monday, March 26, 2012.

He was 80 years old. Russell was an active member of Moose Lodge 2134 since 1984. He graduated from Florida State University with a major in music. After a tour of duty in the US Army, he returned to school and obtained a master s degree in music. He taught music for 30 years, mostly at Paxon Junior High. His band students received numerous competition awards. His hobby was flying and he held a private license for small aircraft. Russell is survived by his brother Dale and his nieces, Susan and Sharon. A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 31 at 4:00PM in the chapel of Corey-Kerlin Funeral Home, 1426 Rowe Ave. Please Sign the Guestbook @ Jacksonville.com

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The contact for this website is Larry Cohen, Class of '65, and the contact E-Mail address is larry@larry.ws

This website is not affiliated with the Paxon School for Advanced Studies or the Duval County School Board
and is funded , maintained by, and for the attendees of the monthly luncheon..

 

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