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.

 It is the purpose of this website to memorialize an icon and the musical works he produced. As the heart of this man would desire, the emphasis of this tribute site will be on the gospel messages he penned and set to music. 

 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


 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.






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