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Glynn "Red" Nixon

July 5, 1938 ~ September 15, 2017 (age 79)
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A candle was lit by Pamela Payne on September 16, 2017 5:54 PM
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A candle was lit by Junior & Kristy Janes on September 16, 2017 7:41 PM
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A candle was lit by Bonnie McIntyre Shaw on September 16, 2017 7:48 PM
Message from David Ginn
September 16, 2017 8:07 PM

Rebecca/ALL -

Please accept my condolences from Center, TX.

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A candle was lit by Kathy McClister on September 16, 2017 8:30 PM
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A candle was lit by Leslye on September 16, 2017 8:31 PM
Message from Kathy McClister
September 16, 2017 8:32 PM

Suzanne, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time. Red was a great teacher and a great friend. Take life one day at a time. May God bless each one of you.
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A candle was lit by Angie Estes on September 16, 2017 9:51 PM
Message from Charles & Rita Harris
September 17, 2017 6:38 AM

Susan and family, it breaks our heart to see you suffer through this loss of one of the best friends we ever had. Red was always there to help when he could, no matter what time of the day or night you called upon him. We will always cherish the days and nights at the lake and the good times we had together. Our friend will not suffer anymore. God bless you and your family and keep you during these sad times. Love, Charles & Rita
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A candle was lit by Anissa Russell on September 17, 2017 7:53 AM
Message from Anissa Russell
September 17, 2017 7:54 AM

My thoughts and prayers are with the family so sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Nixon
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A candle was lit by Sheila Hare on September 17, 2017 9:01 AM
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A candle was lit by Bruce and Patsy Wilson on September 17, 2017 9:40 AM
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A candle was lit by Virginia Kimbler Burkett on September 17, 2017 11:04 AM
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A candle was lit by Allen & Patty Green on September 17, 2017 11:05 AM
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A candle was lit by Clara Smith Rodgers Daughter of Richard Smith on September 17, 2017 2:43 PM
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A candle was lit by Telsie & Tena Fudge on September 17, 2017 3:53 PM
Message from Rodney Thompson Sr
September 17, 2017 5:38 PM

Susanne, do to health reasons I cannot come to the visitation and my sympathy to you and your family. Red and I go back many years and I remember all the good times we had together.
Message from Ben Arnold
September 17, 2017 5:43 PM

Red Nixon was my friend. He was the friend of everyone in my family and so many. many others. His loss leaves a hole in our community with that deep feeling that things will never be the same. He touched the lives of many through his teaching, coaching, and mentorship of others. Someone said, Red had an openness about him that invited students and others to share things and seek his council. He helped many students who remember his gifts and probably will always. Red was solid, trustworthy, honest, caring, a doer, a leader, a coach, a friend, a giver, a family man, and more. He made everything he touched better. He was so often doing things to help others and always with that smile and good humor he seemed to always carry. He loved life. As we mourn his loss it is correct to say he lived a great life. He made people smile as he was so often smiling. He would do pranks and loved to create fun. One such example I heard repeatedly always laughing each time; While laying a roof he nailed my brother Carl's shoe to the rafter. How they would laugh about that. Red loved to restore old buildings and I loved restored old buildings. So much of what I committed to on returning home in the early 90's involved Red; the Columbian theatre restoration, the other 3 buildings on the Square, our home, the Fountain and more. When I started an effort to improve the town Square, Red was always a go to guy. He worked on the flower beds with bricks and dirt, street lights, sprinklers as a volunteer, never complaining and just getting it done with a group of others. I remember when we had our red carpet opening of the Theatre and I was thanking all those involved, leaving Red for the last, as the most important. He made the restoration happen. I so greatly appreciate knowing him and having his friendship. There are building or structures everywhere I turn that Red helped or made happen. We will all miss him greatly and will long remember what he did and that warm smile. Thank you Red.
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A candle was lit by Crystal Stotts McNear on September 17, 2017 5:53 PM
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A TROPICAL DISH GARDEN WITH FRESH FLOWERS was sent on September 17, 2017

Thinking of you Susanne & family, Love & prayers, Matthew & Billie Ann Fronczek

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A candle was lit by Chris Cato on September 17, 2017 9:45 PM
Message from Chris Cato
September 17, 2017 9:58 PM

My thoughts and prayers go out to Steve and family during this most difficult time. Mr. Nixon was a true educator, not just in school, but in the school of life. He was open, direct and honest. His old school approach of building character and molding the lives of young folks will be greatly missed. We could use more mentors of his caliber today in my personal opinion. I definitely feel blessed to have known him and had him as a science teacher.
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A candle was lit by Carl and yvonne arnold on September 18, 2017 7:06 AM
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A candle was lit by DAVID BOWMAN, CHARLIE TURNER on September 18, 2017 8:16 AM
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A candle was lit by SHIRLEY CAMPBELL AND BETTY BURTON on September 18, 2017 8:17 AM
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A candle was lit by Danny and Diane Hammonds on September 18, 2017 9:34 AM
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A candle was lit by Carl and yvonne on September 18, 2017 9:39 AM
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A candle was lit by Carl and yvonne on September 18, 2017 9:39 AM
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A candle was lit by Mark & Angie Burton on September 18, 2017 5:08 PM
Message from Butch Watkins
September 19, 2017 8:34 AM

Dear Family: Please accept my condolences for your loss. I met "Red" while helping my cousins Mark and Susan prepare the old Family Home just down your road. He would stop by and we had the most pleasant conversations for a bit. I will all ways remember him for his Kind nature and friendliness. Though only recently meeting him, I will miss him. Prayer for you and yours for the Days ahead! May our Heavenly Father comfort you!
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A candle was lit by MARK BUCHANAN on September 19, 2017 3:49 PM
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A candle was lit by Terry and Janet Piercy Wilkerson on September 21, 2017 8:22 AM
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