Steve Vernon Paxton, Jr., 75, of Rockport, passed away Monday, January 14, 2019, at Owensboro Heath Regional Hospital. He was born October 11, 1943, to the late Steve Paxton, Sr. and Cora Belle Paxton. Steve was married to his high school sweetheart for 55 years. He was a member of Beaver Dam Baptist Church and was a graduate of Beaver Dam High School. Steve loved tinkering in the garage, working on the farm, hunting and fishing. He was a millwright by trade. He loved his family, for they were his pride and joy.