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“We send our sympathy to Ms SHIRLEY and all the families at this time. ”
1 of 51 | Posted by: Janice and Richard Smith - GA

“Ms. Carolyn, I just learned of Mr. Jack's passing. He was a tough fighter like Dr. Bates. I'm sure they sharing some old stories an good times in...Read More »
2 of 51 | Posted by: Cindy Thrift Davis - Waycross, GA

“Ms. Carolyn, I just learned of Mr. Jack's passing. He was a tough fighter like Dr. Bates. I'm sure they sharing some old stories an good times in...Read More »
3 of 51 | Posted by: Cindy Thrift Davis - Waycross, GA

“Jim told me of the loss of Mr. Jack. Deep condolences to the family and community. By all accounts he was a faithful Follower of Christ, Farmer, and...Read More »
4 of 51 | Posted by: Pam Arnold - Columbus, GA

“So sorry to hear about Mr. Jack. We will be praying for and thinking of you all during this time. ”
5 of 51 | Posted by: Beverly & Larry Harrell - GA

“Phillip & Kim, So sorry for the loss of your Pa. I am praying for you and your family. God Bless you all. Jennifer & Chad Bennett ”
6 of 51 | Posted by: Jennifer Bennett - Waycross, GA

“Mrs. Carolyn, I am so sorry that I was unable to be with you to celebrate Mr. Jack's life and to show you how much you both mean to me. The thought...Read More »
7 of 51 | Posted by: Ciaira Williams Lott - Waycross, GA

“i remember when i was 5 years old i used to always go and visit him. when i did i used to always climb up in his chair with him and we would talk for...Read More »
8 of 51 | Posted by: koty - brunswick, GA

“I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Have not seen him in many years but I always thought a lot of him. I will continue to pray for your family. ”
9 of 51 | Posted by: Cindy walker trowell - Waycross, GA

“Ms. Carol, Donald, Phillip and family. I met Jack and Donald, in the early 1970's at the Waycross Tobacco Warehouse on Plant Av. Both gave me...Read More »
10 of 51 | Posted by: Terry Hansford - Waycross, GA

“Mrs. Carolyn and family, We are so sorry for the sudden loss of Mr. Jack. You all will be in our thoughts in prayers during this difficult time. May...Read More »
11 of 51 | Posted by: JimmieNell Long - Waycross, GA

“Dear Donald, Phillip and Family. Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for you loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this...Read More »
12 of 51 | Posted by: Larry Sosa - Tampa, FL

“I just want to say to Mrs.Carol Mixon and Family,May God be with you during this time of sorrow. We love you and will keep you in our prayers and...Read More »
13 of 51 | Posted by: Tammy Carr - Ocala, FL

“Dear Mixon Family, our prayers and thoughts are with you all during this time of sadness. Mr. Jack will be missed by many people. We will continue to...Read More »
14 of 51 | Posted by: Raymond King Family - Waresboro, GA

“Sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Jack from J. Michael Moore. He was an innovator and loved the tobacco industry. Mr. Jack called me once from I...Read More »
15 of 51 | Posted by: Jody Redding - Moultrie, GA

“I just found out about Mr. Jack and am so sorry to hear this. He was such a wonderful friend to me throughout the years,and I know you all will miss...Read More »
16 of 51 | Posted by: Debbie Cannon - Moultrie, GA

“Saddened from the loss of Ware County pioneer tobacco farmer. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. My thoughts and prayers are with his...Read More »
17 of 51 | Posted by: Janice Tanner Eyerly - Waycross, GA

“Please accept my condolences regarding your loss of Mr. Jack. Even though it was for a short time, I enjoyed getting to know Mr. Jack. Your family is...Read More »
18 of 51 | Posted by: Tyler Harper - Ocilla, GA

“Sorry for your loss, You will be in our thoughts and prayers ”
19 of 51 | Posted by: Rabbit and Nikki Sowell - GA

“So sorry for your loss...You are in our thoughts and prayers ”
20 of 51 | Posted by: Jr and Cathy Shirah - Waresboro, GA

“Our hearts and prayers goes out to the Mixon family for you lose. May God give you the strength to get through this rough time. May God give your...Read More »
21 of 51 | Posted by: Connie Mills & Donald Lee - GA

“We wish to extend our deepest sympathy to the loved ones of Mister Jack . I hadn't known him long , but I knew he was a great person and that he was...Read More »
22 of 51 | Posted by: Andy & Linda Hendricks - GA

“Shirley and family sorry to hear of your daddys passing. Just know he is in a better place.May god bless each one of you.You know he is at peace...Read More »
23 of 51 | Posted by: Linda Ratliff Taylor - Alma, GA

“I am sorry for your loss, I knew Mr. Jack all my life. He is going to one of the happiest angels God has come home yet. God Bless all his family...Read More »
24 of 51 | Posted by: Susan Wilson - Waycross, GA

“I went to church with your dad. Will miss him very much, my condolences, And prays at this sad times. ”
25 of 51 | Posted by: Shirley king - WAYCROSS, GA

“Mixon Family, Waresboro has lost a wonderful friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We wish for you many, many sweet memories of Jack to...Read More »
26 of 51 | Posted by: Russell & Lanier Lee - Waycross, GA

“My prayers are with you. I will always remember Jack cutting the fool and that laughter he had about him. He always had a smile and a friend to many. ”
27 of 51 | Posted by: Mary Lou Taft Corbitt - Waycross, GA

“My prayers r with u, my friends! ”
28 of 51 | Posted by: Donna Cason - Blackshear, GA

“My heart felt sympathy goes out to Carolyn for the loss of your best friend and companion; to Donald and Phillip for the loss of not only a dad and...Read More »
29 of 51 | Posted by: Bud Spivey - Waresboro, GA

“We are very sorry for your loss and are prayers are with yall. Love yall and know God will be with you during this sad time. Love Chris...Read More »
30 of 51 | Posted by: Lindsey family - Waresboro, GA

“Carolyn and family, Please know that we were saddened to learn of Jack's passing. We respected him and have very fond memories of our tobacco tour...Read More »
31 of 51 | Posted by: Jimmy and Aggie Pat Dockery - GA

“My condolences to the Mixon Family. May the ties which bind our hearts in Christian Love bind you together to honor the life of Mr. Jack. Peace be...Read More »
32 of 51 | Posted by: Cal Hyers - LaGrange, GA

“Donald and family I am so sorry for your loss! ”
33 of 51 | Posted by: Elmerine Crawford - Waycross, GA

“Ms. Carolyn and family, I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in my prayers. ”
34 of 51 | Posted by: Libby Musgrove - Waresboro, GA

“Jack Mixon was a great man and will be sadly missed.Rest in peace ”
35 of 51 | Posted by: mikey cox - waycross, GA

“It was such a blessing that I was abe to see Jack during my recent visit back home in Waycross. God gave Jack a good long life and now he is home...Read More »
36 of 51 | Posted by: Berry Rigdon - Kailua, HI

“Mrs. Carolyn, I know Mr. Jack and my mom and dad (Betty & Cecil) are catching up on so many memories and Mr. Jack is updating them on Nicky and Zach....Read More »
37 of 51 | Posted by: Becky, Dean, Zach and Nicky Pittman - GA

“My sincere condolence to the family members on Jack's passing. One of my fond memories of my early life in Waresboro was sleeping over at Jack and...Read More »
38 of 51 | Posted by: Truman (Sonny) Brown - FL

“We will miss Mr.Jack. He was there for us when daddy passed away to help and offer any advice he could about helping us out on the farm. It was like...Read More »
39 of 51 | Posted by: charlotte herndon clark - GA

“Our Father John Paul Tillman and Mother Gladys Tillman was good friends with Mr Jack .I know he will be missed by all who knew him he was a good man ...Read More »
40 of 51 | Posted by: Ruth Scurry ,Tillman - Nahunta, GA

“May our Lord be with your family in this time of sorrow. The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I...Read More »
41 of 51 | Posted by: Dru & John Faulk - St Johns, FL

“Sorry for your lost and all our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.... ”
42 of 51 | Posted by: Debra and Tony Herrin - SC

“Jack Mixon Family, So sorry to hear of your loss. May you find comfort in God's word and His love at this time. Freddy Dean Family ”
43 of 51 | Posted by: Freddy Dean - Valdosta, GA

“Dear Mixon Family, Today is such a very sad day for each of you. My heart breaks for you all. "Jack your daddy" has always been a part of my life....Read More »
44 of 51 | Posted by: Debra Gordon - Waycross, GA

“We are saddened to hear of Jack passing. He was a good man and will be sorely missed. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
45 of 51 | Posted by: Dale & Vickie Starling - FL

“To: family of Jack Mixon have known Jack and his first wife Louise for many years.I was married to Frank Fullwood,we were all very close so...Read More »
46 of 51 | Posted by: Voncile Fullwood - waycross, GA

“omg we lost a wonderful friend and a father figure today. Carolyn to you and all the familey all our love. Donald and Philip watch out for the...Read More »
47 of 51 | Posted by: Gene & Shirley Christian - GA

“We were so sorry to learn of Jack's passing. Know that we love you and will be praying for you. ”
48 of 51 | Posted by: Janet & Joe Callan - Townsend, GA

“My condolences to the family. Jack was a wonderful man. ”
49 of 51 | Posted by: Teresa Music - Middleburg, FL

“Mrs.Shirley,Brenda and Boys and the rest of the family i am so sorry to here about MR.Jack he was a wonderful person and would make everyone laugh,...Read More »
50 of 51 | Posted by: Karen Hartley - Waycross, GA

“JACK IS GOING TO MISSED.HE HOLDS A SPECIAL PLACE IN MY HEART> I WAS HIS WAITRESS FOR MANY YEARS AT SHONEYS.MY PRAYERS GO OUT TO HIS WIFE ,CHILDREN...Read More »
51 of 51 | Posted by: HELEN LOGAN - WAYCROSS, GA


Mr. Jack Mixon, 85, died suddenly Friday morning (March 1, 2013) at Mayo Clinic Health Systems in Waycross. He was a native and lifelong resident of Ware County. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Louise Whitaker Mixon; his parents, Harley Mixon and Eva Bourne Mixon; a brother, Bruce Mixon and two sisters, Juanita Thrift and Hazel Barnhill. He was a lifelong farmer. He started farming at the age of 16 with 1.9 acres of tobacco and he was farming 522 acres when he stopped farming tobacco. He was first person in Ware County to have an irrigation pivet system and a green house for growing tobacco plants (known hydroponic farming). He went from peg planting to a hand transplanter, to a one row, two row, four row and finally an eight row planter. He also helped established the bailing system for tobacco. He was a member of Pebble Hill Baptist Church, the Georgia State Tobacco Board, the Ware County Tax Assessors Board, the Georgia Agricultural Advisory Committee, the Ware County Farm Bureau and the Ware County Young Farmers. Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Gilliard Mixon of Waresboro; three daughters, Shirley Simpson (husband Preston), Jackie Vickers (husband Larry) and Cathy Cox (husband Kenneth) all of Waresboro; two sons, Donald Mixon (wife Wanda) of Waresboro, Jimmy Mixon (wife Terri) of Waycross; two step daughters, Denise Smith (husband Wayne) and Pam Rutherford (friend Charlie Sewell) both of Waycross; a step son, Tim Musgrove (wife Michelle) of Fitzgerald; two sisters, Kathleen Bragg of Patlaka, FL, Lynette Crawford of Atlanta; ten grandchildren; fourteen great grandchildren; and several step grandchildren and great grandchildren. A funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday (March 4, 2013) at Music Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery. The family will be receiving friends at the funeral home Sunday from 5 until 8. Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com.

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