Paxton Cole Nelson

January 26, 2000 - December 23, 2020

Paxton Cole Nelson, affectionately called Pax and Pacman, passed away unexpectedly on December 23, 2020. He was raised in Plano and graduated from Lone Star High School in 2018 in Frisco, Texas where he met his beautiful wife, Krislynn.  After receiving many academic honors and being accepted to Texas A&M and Texas Tech, he decided to postpone his collegiate career and actively serve in the US Army as a combat medic stationed at Fort Carson, Colorado. He remained focused on building a strong marriage centered in faith, gaining a college degree, and his dream of becoming a pilot. He could do anything he set his mind to and we were so proud of his accomplishments at such a young age.

Paxton was born on January 26, 2000 in Dallas, Texas to Edward and Laura Nelson. He was a loving husband, son, brother, and friend with a contagious smile, laugh, and the most beautiful soul. Growing up, Paxton wanted to be an architect and loved to play Xbox with his dad, brothers, and friends. He played violin and volunteered in the community throughout his time in school.  Paxton loved the Aggies, hunting, basketball, and football, especially the Carolina Panthers. We think his favorite thing about game day was heckling family and friends about the Dallas Cowboys.

In 2018, Paxton met and married the love of his life, Krislynn Kelso Nelson. It was an honor to witness the love they shared and hear his loving nickname for her, Angel.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, William and Janice Higgenbottom.

Paxton is survived by his wife, Krislynn Nelson; father and step-mother, Edward and Crystal Nelson; mother, Laura Garner; step-father, Ty Garner; brothers, Kenneth Franklin and Brennon DeLuna; his little ‘booger’, Keegan Nelson; his military family; and many other family and friends. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

The family will receive friends and family during a “come and go” visitation Thursday evening, January 7, 2020 from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Turrentine Jackson Morrow Funeral Home, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, Texas 75013.

In support of our local, state, and federal govt including CDC directives and to protect the physical health, safety and well-being of our community, only a limited number of guests will be allowed to attend the funeral service.

A funeral service will be held at 12:00 noon, Friday, January 8, 2021 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home Chapel, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, Texas.  The service will also be live streamed at on Paxton’s obituary page by clicking on the following link: After the service, the recorded live stream will be available for viewing at the same link location.

However, when the maximum number of guests are reached, those who would like to honor Paxton and show their support to his family may remain at the funeral home in your vehicle, where you can watch the live streamed service on your personal device (laptop, tablet or smartphone) or listen through a designated FM radio channel.

Paxton will be laid to rest at 10:00 a.m., Monday, January 11, 2020 at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery with full military honors in a private family burial.  There will also be a military service at Fort Carson, Colorado on January 22, 2020.

The family would like to express our sincere gratitude for the support and prayers provided by so many during this time. livestream

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I already signed his book....but I had to sign it again. I am so happy to know that Paxton had such a wonderful wife to share his life with. Krislynn's and Paxton's faith bring some peace to this broken heart. So much love and prayers of strength to Krislynn, Laura, Eddie, Kenneth and all the family. So my vow is to live in the legacy that Paxton left with us. That kid did it right. He loved, laughed and followed his heart. I will not take a day here for granted in honor of him. RIP Pac-Man Sarah, January 12, 2021 Rest In Peace Paxton I never got to meet you but I’ve heard so much about so young to go to heaven may god be with your wife and family!
Vicki Stowers, January 9, 2021 Lil dude Paxton gone home to soon. Never saw you when we’re not smiling full of life & compassion. We love you, never be far from our hearts. See you again! Stephen & Gigi, January 7, 2021 R.I.P. Sgt R. Hurst, January 7, 2021 Miss and love you dearly Josh, January 6, 2021 I remember when I met you, You were a great kid and Paul and I have been so proud of you. It is not fare that you have left this work to be with god. He must have had other things for you to do to take you from us...We will always be proud of you and will miss you. Have fun with your Great Grandparents and we will see you soon... Love always, RIP My Great Nephew Paul and Mary Salas, January 6, 2021 I am truly very sorry for your loss. Paxton was a great person and I could not have asked for a better friend. I’ll always remember the memories we have together. He always pushed me to better myself. I’ll keep his family and friends in my prayers. Drew McGuire, January 6, 2021 Thinking of the families in these difficult times and sending you love. Michael and Kathryn Green, January 6, 2021 Our thoughts and prayers are with the families during this difficult time. Michael and Kathryn Green, January 6, 2021 There are no simple words to express my sincere condolences. I pray that you feel God's comforting embrace during this time as assurance that he is near. Lisa Whitehurst-Wright, January 5, 2021 Such a handsome guy with an illuminating smile. I’m so sorry. All our love and prayers. Katie & Justin Porter, January 5, 2021 My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family and all Pax's friends in this difficult time. Sheila Brzezinski, January 4, 2021 My condolences to the family Regina Reid, January 4, 2021 I am deeply saddened to hear of your loss. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. Janice Moreno, January 4, 2021 A wonderful sweet man gone way to soon. God bless your family! My heart is breaking for you! I pray for peace & comforts in this very difficult time! 
Amanda Harrell, January 4, 2021 Laura, I'm so saddened by your loss and the loss to the world. I hadn't seen Paxton for a while, so I'll always remember him as a skinny, gangly, teenager without a worry in the world. Were all going to miss him but you'll miss him most and I wish you a mother's strength to help you get through this ordeal. Bless you. Alan Alan Cawthon, January 3, 2021 Paxton was all heart. Silly, smart & so loving. I am sending prayers and love to all his family and friends. Remembering his laugh and smile forever and always. He was the best kid. Sarah Bentley , January 3, 2021 Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Bill, January 3, 2021 My family loves you with all of our hearts! continuous love and prayers for everyone. Andrea Davis (Vojtech), January 2, 2021 Prayers for the family. Donna Davis Hallonquist, January 2, 2021 Our sincerest condolences to the family & friends of Paxton. A life ended too short while serving our country. May your many memories help you in grief while your faith in God allows healing. Mitzy & David Elledge, January 1, 2021 We love you so much, Pax. Thanks for always making Fort Carson a little more fun for everyone around you. We’ll all be together again. Til Valhalla. The Rubios, January 1, 2021