Leonard Nixon

Sep 19 2007

90 year old Leonard Nixon of Smithville died Tuesday night at DeKalb Community Hospital. He was a retired Executive Director of the A.S.C.S. Office where he worked for over 20 years. The funeral will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel. Gordon Lee and Terry Fesler will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Friday from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ira and Lockey Taylor Nixon; a daughter, Betty Nixon Vickers; three brothers, Hubert, Haskell, and Troy Nixon; and a sister, Bertha Cowan. Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Lorene Nixon of Smithville. Two children, Don and his wife Patsy Nixon of Smithville, Bobbie and Pat Murphy of Old Hickory. Five grandchildren, Kathy Vickers, Michael and Matthew Murphy all of Old Hickory, Kevin Vickers of Lebanon, and Steven Nixon of Columbia. One brother, Virgil and his wife Reba Nixon of Watertown. Several nieces and nephews also survive. A son-in-law, Don Vickers of Mount Juliet and five great grandchildren. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

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