George E.P. Buxton, M.D.

  • Born: October 30, 1930
  • Died: May 5, 2017
  • Location: Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

J. Henry Stuhr Mount Pleasant Chapel

1494 Mathis Ferry Road
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

Tel. (843) 881-9293

Tribute & Message From The Family

George E.P. Buxton, M.D., 86, of Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, husband of Rebecca Thompson Buxton, entered into eternal rest Friday, May 5, 2017. His funeral service will be held Wednesday, May 10, 2017 in St. Andrews Church Mount Pleasant, 440 Whilden Street, at 1:00 p.m. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, May 9, 2017, in the J. HENRY STUHR, INC., MOUNT PLEASANT CHAPEL, from 4:00 p.m until 6:00 p.m. A private interment will be held in Indiantown Presbyterian Churchyard in Hemingway, SC.

George was born October 30, 1930 in Sumter, SC, son of the late Julian Thomas Buxton and the late Lucy Wilson Buxton. He was a graduate of Woodberry Forest School, Princeton University and the Medical University of South Carolina. He served in the United States Navy. George was a retired anesthesiologist and a member of St. Andrews Church Mount Pleasant.

In addition to his wife Rebecca, he is survived by his daughter Elizabeth Preot Buxton Covington (Middleton Samuel Clayton Covington, M.D.) of Charleston, SC,his daughter Paula Buxton Smith (Donald E. Smith, Jr.) of Atlanta, Georgia; his daughter Sarah Risher Ingram Buxton of Mt. Pleasant, SC; his son Mills Blake Buxton (Courtney Faust Buxton) of Mt. Pleasant, SC; his daughter Rebecca Buxton Walling Goggans (Craig Edward Goggans) of Austin, TX; his son George Edward Preot Buxton, Jr. (David Eugene Erb) of Goose Creek, SC; and his daughter Louisa Buxton Hansen (Christian Dyrlund Hansen) of Greenville, SC; his brother John S.W. Buxton (Caroline Buxton) of Union, SC, his sister Elizabeth B. Dietz (Burt Dietz) of Raleigh, NC; his grandchildren, Middleton Samuel Clayton Covington, Jr. (Kristen Leigh Eads Covington), Sarah Elizabeth Preot Covington, Laurah Lee Rivers Covington, Benjamin Harrison Andrew Covington, Thomas Howard Stewart Covington, Sarah Margaret Smith, Anna Elizabeth Faulkner Smith, Mills Blake Buxton, Jr., Robert Claiborne Buxton, Edward Clayton Walling, Christian Dyrlund Hansen, Jr., Isabella Louisa Anne Hansen, and Alexander Ingram Thompson Hansen; and his great-grandchildren, Ivor Benjamin Eads Covington, and Juno Leigh Rivers Covington.

Memorials may be made to St. Andrews Church Mount Pleasant, 440 Whilden Street, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Becky, we are thinking of you and you family with love and sympathy, Louise and Jimmy Cromer

Posted by A friend   May 15, 2017

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I'm so sorry for your loss. You are in our hearts and minds.
With my deepest sympathy and much love,
Kelley Moss Jones

Posted by Kelley Moss - Simpsonville, SC   May 11, 2017

To Mills and the entire Buxton family, please accept our deepest sympathies from all of us at Parkwood/Oakwood Real Estate Partners in Denver, CO. May peace be with you during this difficult time.

Posted by Peter Cushman - Denver, CO - Friend   May 11, 2017

You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers as you grieve the loss of George.We
nurses loved him for his great personality around Roper Hospital. Love from a classmate 1965. Anne Leonard Beckvutf


Posted by Anne Leonard Beck - Holywood, SC - Classmate   May 10, 2017

Dear Mrs. Buxton, Mills, Becca, Preot and Louisa, my family and I are very sorry to hear of your husband and father's passing and send our deepest condolences. I will always remember his wit and the warmth of the entire Buxton family when we were neighbors on Sullivan's Island. May he rest in eternal peace.

Posted by Tim Pittman - Phnom Penh   May 10, 2017

Dear Mills, Rebbeca, Preot and Louisa,

I was very sorry to learn of your father's passing. I have many fond memories of your father driving us all to school when we carpooled together, as well as many good memories of the times we spent together on Sullivan's Island. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.


Posted by Jonathan Pittman - Washington, DC - Friend   May 10, 2017

Dear Becky and Family, I will be keeping you and your dear family in my prayers and close to my heart. I will always remember George fondly as a person who always made everyone feel at ease and was a great protector of us student nurses in the operating room. Gloria Purcell Class President MUSC School of Nursing Class of 1965

Posted by Gloria Purcell - Charleston, SC   May 09, 2017

Dear Sally and family,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.
Joanne Teague Huntington and family

Posted by Joanne Teague Huntington - Greenville, SC - Friend   May 09, 2017

Dear Paula, my condolences on the passing of your father. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Posted by Mary Harrigan Carr - Tallahassee, FL - Classmate   May 09, 2017

Dear Becki and family, I was so sorry to hear about George. Although, I haven't seen you all in a number of years , I remember the times at the reunions and when we all work together. My prayers and thoughts are with you all In the loss of such a great man. He was very special. Love and hugs to you all, Carole Daniels Davis

Posted by Carole Davis - Charleston, SC - Classmate   May 09, 2017

George was one of our first friends on moving to Isle of Palms, and joining St. Andrews Church. (1977 or so). He and Beckie opened their Sullivan's Island home to the "occasional choir". George played a mean guitar, sang and loved our practices. A little wine helped us sound better :-) We numbered about 10-12 as I remember. George had a wonderful sense of humor. We sang, played instruments from the balcony of St. Andrews historic church on Sundays at 9 AM. And generally broke the barriers to contemporary Christian music at St. Andrews!! Not all appreciated us - but many did, and God blessed our efforts. Thanks be to God for George's life. May he rest in peace.

Posted by Gene (Imogene) and Joe Smith - Mt. Pleasant, SC - Friend   May 09, 2017

It was my good fortune to work with Dr. George in the operating rooms at St. Francis during the late 1990's. He was an inspiration to all who knew and worked with him primarily because of his kindness towards patients and coworkers alike. His work and life were firmly grounded in faith and devotion to Christianity and theological understanding that showed forth unfailingly.

Posted by Dick Daffin - Greenwood, SC - Coworker   May 09, 2017

May the Choir of Angels lead Dr,Buxton to
Paradise and may he rest in Peace.God Bless
all his family members.

Posted by Carol Ann Allison RN - Isle of Palms, SC   May 08, 2017

COOKIE and I send our prayers to Becky, Mills. and all the family. George was truly a committed Christian, a wonderful husband and father, a gifted physician,

and a wonderful friend. We will all miss him. COOKIE & Jim Kellett

Posted by Jim Kellett - Brevard, NC   May 08, 2017

I am sorry to hear of George's passing. I worked with him at Roper starting in the early 90's. I very much appreciated his no-nonsense good-humored approach to life and medicine. I have missed him since he left and am still inspired by his selfless work ethic. Peace to George and all who love him.

Posted by Charles Hill - Mt. Pleasant, SC - Grandparent   May 07, 2017

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