Chester C. Nix – Obituary

By  | August 9, 2017 | Filed under: Obituaries, Pinkard Funeral Home

Chester C. Nix, 86, of Olive Branch, Mississippi, passed away Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at his home. Formerly of Russellville, AL, Mr. Nix was a native of Phil Campbell, AL and was a retired pipefitter after fifty years of employment. A veteran of the U.S. Navy, he received two Bronze Stars and a Korean Service Medal in service to our country. In addition, he was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Russellville, where he served on the Administrative Board. He was a member of the Local Pipefitters #760 and served on its Executive Board. He also served as President of RHS Band Parents during 1987-88. He was an avid golfer and loved to play with his buddies and sons-in-law.
Visitation for Mr. Nix will be Thursday, August 10, 2017, froom 12:00 noon until 2:00 P.M. at the First United Methodist Church of Russellville. Funeral services will follow at the church at 2:00 P.M. with Allen Beasley, Clint Busler, and Bo Lloyd officiating. Serving as pallbearers will be Butch McAlister, Shorty Bates, Randy Basham, Billy Sturdivant, Derek Martin, and Ray Hester. Honorary bearers include Melton Prince and Bob Clemmons. Entombment will be in Franklin Memory Gardens, Russellville
Survivors include his wife of almost sixty years, Jeanelle Nix; daughters: Cindy Nix Phillips (Mark) and Beth Nix Stephens (Brian); grandchildren: Jessica Phillips, Alex Phillips, Taylor Stephens, and Caitlin Stephens; and sister, Dixie Baker. Several nieces and nephews also survive him as does a host of friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John E. and Willie O. Jackson Nix. Four brothers and five sisters also preceded him in death.
Pinkard Funeral Home, Russellville, is directing.

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