Ronnie Robert Nix, Sr.
Ronnie Robert Nix, Sr.
  • September 30, 1940 - February 9, 2014
  • Gastonia, North Carolina

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Ronnie Robert Nix Sr. passed away Sunday, February 9, 2014. He was born September 30, 1940 in Clarksville, GA to the late Arnie and Eve (Jones) Nix. Ronnie was the owner of R&R Distributors and Steam-Pro, and former Jobber for Longs Meats for many years. He was a loving father, grandfather and true friend. His true passion was to help others. He was known for his incredible smile and amazingly big heart.

Ronnie is survived by three children, sons, Ronnie Robert Nix Jr. of Gastonia, Steve Nix of Gastonia and daughter, Rhonda Nix of N. Myrtle Beach, SC; girlfriend, Ginny Long of Gastonia; granddaughters, Lauren and Courtney Nix; great-granddaughter, Kayleigh Carter; sisters, Lenora Davis of Belmont, NC and Sarah Greene of Whittier, NC.

A celebration of his life will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, February 15, 2014 at Carothers Funeral Home, 312 W. 2nd Ave. Gastonia.

The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home and at other times at the home of Ginny Long.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Bostian Heights Fire Department, 8211 Old Concord Road, Salisbury, NC 28146 or South Gastonia Church of God, 310 Carolina Ave. Gastonia, NC 28052.

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Carothers Funeral Home, Gastonia is serving the Nix family.