A native of Mountain View, Oklahoma, he has lived in Nederland for the last four years. He retired with 32 years of service from the U.S. Air Force with his last assignment at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.
Col. Nix had a distinguished military career, which culminated with him receiving the highest military peace time award, The Department of Defense Commendation Medal. Following his military career he distinguished himself as a Vice President for Boeing Military Aircraft Company.
Col. Nix is survived by his wife, Doris Nix of Nederland, Texas; daughters, Vicki Nix of McKinney, Texas, Pamela Sawisky and her husband, Dr. David of Nederland, Texas, and Tammy Alford and her husband, Lt. Col. Lionel of Wichita, Kansas; sons, Dr. Chris Nix and his wife, Karen of McCook, Nebraska, Dr. Donald Nix and his wife Cathy of Frisco, Texas; sisters, Delwanda Dykes and her husband, Doyle of Garland, Texas, and Brenda Jeme Nix of Mesquite, Texas; 10 grandsons, six granddaughters, two great grandsons, and five great granddaughters.
He was preceded in death by his son, Perry Joe Nix; and his brother, Snead DeLon Nix.
Graveside services are Friday, 2 p.m., at Sappington Cemetery in Cowden, Oklahoma.
Flowers may be sent to McClure Funeral Home in Cordell, Oklahoma. In lieu of flowers, memorials and/or donations can be made to the National Parkinson Foundation online at Parkinson.org and submit a memorial gift in his name.
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