Donald K. Nixon
Donald K. Nixon
  • January 19, 1930 - July 17, 2017
  • Clearwater, Florida

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Donald Kenyan Nixon, age 87, passed away on July 17, 2017. He was born on January 19, 1930, in Bridgeton, New Jersey and graduated from High School in West Salem, Ohio. Don married Lois Ireta Elliott on December 30,1952, in Sullivan, Ohio. She preceded him in death in May of 2013.

Don lived in West Salem and Crestline, Ohio, and worked at Chevrolet dealerships for many years prior to moving to Clearwater, Florida in 1974. He worked for Dimmitt Chevrolet, Jim Quinlan Chevrolet, and Auto Nation Chevrolet in Clearwater. He was repeatedly recognized by the dealerships he worked for as the salesman of the month and received several cruises as a part of his recognition.

Don enjoyed physical exercise, singing and doing solos in the church choir, volunteer work for the church, vacationing on cruise ships, and spending time with his family. He was an active member of the United Methodist Churches wherever he lived.

Don is survived by four children, Robin Nixon, Ron Nixon (Joanne), Kim Nixon (Paula), and Debbie Ferguson; six grandchildren, Eric Nixon (Katey), Cameron Nixon (Pam), Bryan Nixon, Jarrett/Bubbie Nixon (Kaitlyn), Jason Magee, and Erin Kaiser (Lorenzo); and three great-grandchildren, Emily Nixon, Caleb Nixon and Noah Kaiser.

Services will be held at 11 am on July 24 at the Sylvan Abbey Methodist Church, 2817 Sunset Point Road, Clearwater, Florida, 33759. Relatives and friends are welcome to attend a reception at the church following the memorial service. Inurnment will happen at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Sylvan Abbey Methodist Church or to Suncoast Hospice in Don's name.

Thanks to the First Light Home Care and Suncoast Hospice for the great care they provided.

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