John Ross Axsom, 42, passed away Saturday, February 25, 2023.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 18, 2023 at Travis-Noe Funeral Home in Kirksville.
John was born on September 9, 1980 in Trenton, to Benard C. and Janet M. Brown Axsom. He graduated from Princeton High School in 1999. He was a dispatcher/jailer for the Grundy County Sheriff™s Department, then a corrections officer with the Adair County Sheriff™s Department prior to promotion to Jail Administrator in 2009. John was an instructor for the Missouri Sheriff™s Association and a member of their Jail Standards Committee since 2013 and their Jail Administrator Committee. John was named the 2019 Missouri Sheriff™s Association Jail Administrator of the year.
John enjoyed camping, floating, fishing, fixing things, and caring for his pets.
John is survived by his mother, Janet Axsom of Trenton; sister, Deb (Kevin) Dailey of Mercer; sister, Lisa (Tom) Butler of Vichy; sister, Brenda Axsom (fiancé Kerry Dauma) of Lexington; aunts; an uncle; and assorted nieces, nephews, great-nieces and a great-nephew. Also surviving is Jacob Walton and many close friends.
John was preceded in death by his father, Bernard Axsom.
Memorial donations are suggested to the Adair County Humane Society and may be left at or mailed to Travis-Noe Funeral Home, P.O. Box 306, Kirksville, MO 63501.