Carl Edward Saxon, beloved husband, father, friend, and educator, died suddenly on Thursday, Aug. 15, during surgery at the Heart Hospital of Austin. He was born in Dallas, Texas on Feb. 8, 1949 to Robert and Mildred Saxon. Carl was an educator for 43 years in East Texas and Del Valle and touched many young lives throughout high basketball coaching and teaching careers. His sincere concern and care for his students was evident through his mentoring and discipline. Carl always ended his class instruction by asking his students to go home and tell their parents they love them.
Carl is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Mary Catherine; his children, Brent Saxon and wife Dana of the Woodlands, Ashley Saxon of Smithville, and Trey Saxon of Austin. He is also survived by his four grandchildren, Jermie Perales, MacKenzie Saxon, Reese Saxon, and Finely Saxon.
Carl will be missed by many friends, students, co-workers, relatives, and by his sister, Pat Saxon of Richardson.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013 at the First United Methodist Church of Smithville. Interment will follow the service at the Oak Hills Cemetery under the direction of All Faiths of The Pines Funeral Home, 110 American Legion Road, Smithville, Texas 78957.