The Herald Banner, Greenville, TX

February 18, 2014

'Bill' Nixon Jr.

SULPHUR SPRINGS — Funeral services for William Rex “Bill” Nixon Jr., 59, of Sulphur Springs are at 10 a.m. today in the West Oaks Funeral Home chapel with Bro. Steve Cook officiating.

Interment will follow at Shooks Chapel Cemetery with Jeff Strickland, Tim Vaughn, Danny Wilburn, Kevin Hitt, Eric Hill, Tommy Faulknor, Jim Bayuk, Doug McCraw, Laura Ballard and Cathy Halter serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Hopkins County EMS members.

Bill passed away Feb. 15, 2014, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.

He was born Feb. 8, 1955, in San Angelo, the son of William Rex and Lois Nell (Dickeson) Nixon. He married Jana Robin Prestidge on June 26, 1982, in Greenville. She survives.

Bill graduated with a bachelor’s degree in 1978 from East Texas State University. He worked for Hopkins County EMS, E-Systems for 10 years, Cumby Volunteer Fire Department, and also taught classes at Fire in Texas Fire Academy.

In addition to his wife, he is also survived by his daughter, Caitlan Nixon of Sulphur Springs; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Billy and Ann Prestidge of Greenville; a sister, Nancy Hooker and husband Rick of San Angelo; sister-in-law Kristi Boyles and husband Todd of Greenville; nieces Allison Hooker of The Woodlands and Amanda Hooker and Anne Dymond, both of San Angelo; nephews Jason Boyles and Justin Boyles, both of Greenville; and great-nephews John Dymond and Shane Dymond of San Angelo, and Luke Boyles of Greenville.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

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