In 1908, the Paxton family bought Homelands in Lundin Links and so began eight decades of active involvement by various members of the Paxton family in village life. R. C. Paxton served on the Parish Council (chairing it for a time), was a Captain of the Lundin Golf Club and was an elder at Largo Parish Church. He gifted a well-equipped recreation hut to the village and laid out the pitch and putt facility at the Golf Club.
Robert Carswell Paxton passed away on 8 October 1926 and was survived by his wife and three daughters. The reporting of his death in the Leven Mail highlighted his "charm of manner and unostentatious generosity" which had "won a place in the heart of the parish".