Mr. Leon Axler

Born: Thu., Sep. 20, 1928
Died: Mon., Jan. 6, 2014


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thu., Jan. 09, 2014
Location: Sullivan's Highland Funeral Service

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Fri., Jan. 10, 2014
Location: Sullivan's Highland Funeral Service

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Mr. Leon Axler 85, of Fayetteville, passed away on Monday, Jan. 6, 2014 in Cape Fear Valley Medical Center.  

Mr. Axler was the owner-operator of Boone Trail Thrift Mart and was locally known as the “steak man”.  He started business with Axler’s Market on Ramsey St. and moved to Boone Trail Thrift Mart in the 60’s.  For over 50 years along with his wife, Sonja they imported and supplied the international community with a variety of products from Germany and Europe.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014 at Sullivan’s Highland Funeral Home.  A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, Jan 10, 2014 at Sullivan’s Highland Funeral Home followed by burial at Lafayette Memorial Park.

Mr. Axler was preceded in death by his wife, Sonja Erika Axler.

He is survived by his sons, Phillip Axler and Marion “Moshe” Axler; daughter Harriett Axler Butts and fiancé Darrell Easley; three grandchildren, Chrissy Buie and wife Stephanie Buie, Candi Stephens and husband Lee Stephens, Michelle Butts and fiancé Nate Pike; two great-grandchildren, Amelia Buie and Walker Stephens; brother Joseph Axler, sisters Esther Miller, Rachel Buchholz, Dorothy Apicella; special friend of the family, Roxie Garner.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to find a cure for cancer or to Mr. Axler’s favorite charitable organizations supporting veterans or children.

Services entrusted to Sullivan's Highland Funeral Service & Crematory, Inc.

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Tom Davis
   Posted Thu January 09, 2014
A Prince of a man that will be missed dearly. Always a smile and always a joke. I will miss you Mr. Axler. Rest in Peace.

Joe Brock
   Posted Fri January 10, 2014
Sorry I couldn't attend the funeral my thoughts and prayes are with you. There were a lot of great memories made thru the years to cherish.
RIP Mr. Axler