Branch Buxton, 68, dies

Hightstown, NJ — Branch Buxton, 68, the son of the late Hall of Fame Immortal Richard “Dick” Buxton, died Sept. 20, 2021, in Urbana, Ohio. He had been in poor health.

Mr. Buxton was born May 30, 1953, in Painesville, Ohio. He followed his father into harness racing and won 1,267 races as a driver.

He is survived by a brother, Bradley (JoEllen); and a sister, Mary Beth (Fred E.) Henry.

In addition to his father, Mr. Buxton was preceded in death by his mother, Virginia Ruth (Hurps) Buxton; and a sister, Bridget Ann Buxton.

Services will be private.

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