Lloyd Thaxton, R.I.P.

Television pioneer Lloyd Thaxton (1927-2008) (son of George Thaxton, grandson of James Fulton Thaxton, great-grandson of William Martin Thaxton, great-great-grandson of John Thaxton Jr. and Frances Hammond of Warren Co., Tennessee) died on Sunday.

This is a nice summary of Thaxton’s impact on television:

In Memoriam:  Lloyd Thaxton

Until recently, Lloyd maintained an interesting blog interspersed with reminiscences about his family, early television, and fun pieces such as “How to Get Your Own National TV Show” and “The Do-It-Yourself Obit.”  It was fun reading:

http://www.lloydthaxton.blogspot.com/

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