The world has lost a music icon. Heaven has gained a new resident.


In the early morning hours of Sunday, July 17, 2016, Gary Sanford Paxton left this life for his heavenly home.  Back in the day, Paxton penned a song entitled, “Heaven’s Just a Jesus Away.” That song has now become a reality for Gary.


Several obituaries and articles have been written in memory of Mr. Paxton. The following links will take you to these we can share with you at this time.




    The New York Times

   Branson Daily News 

  The Washington Post



More will be posted at a later date.  


A side note from the administrators of this website:


By purchasing music downloads from this site, you will be providing financial support that will go directly toward the settlement of the remaining final expenses faced by the family during this transition.  You will also have a part in keeping Gary’s music alive. New tracks will be released in the near future, as well.


The family wishes to extend a sincere “thanks” for your prayers, care and support at this difficult time.











Gary ministering at The Old Time Gospel Hour in Branson, MO

Gary S. Paxton - Music His Way


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