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Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Walter Richard “Dicky” Nixon, age 76 of Athens, Georgia (South Jackson Community) who entered into rest Sunday, February 18, 2018. Mr. Nixon was born in Jackson County, Georgia a son of the late Horace and Blanche Venable Nixon, was of the Baptist Faith and was attending Nicholson Baptist Church. Mr. Nixon was a retired Police Officer with the Athens – Clarke County Police Department and a member of the Georgia Peace Officers Association. Mr. Nixon loved his family, especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, gardening, cutting grass, and riding his golf cart. In addition to his parents, Mr. Nixon is preceded in death by brothers; Bobby Nixon, L.W. and Melvin Tolbert and a sister Sara Gee.
Survivors include his wife of fifty-five years, Evangeline M. “Van” Nixon of Athens, daughter, Cindy Lee of Jefferson. Son, Ricky Nixon and his wife Jackie of Athens. Four grandchildren, Brandon Lee, Jordan Lee, Cassidy Lee, and Amy Nixon also survive.
Funeral services will be held 1:00 P.M. Wednesday, February 21, 2018 from the Chapel of Evans Funeral Home with Dr. Bill Carpenter, Dr. Ronnie Healan, Reverend Ken Brewer and Reverend Vaughn Howington, Jr., officiating, burial will follow in Evergreen Memorial Park, Athens, Georgia. Gentlemen honored as pallbearers are Brandon Lee, Jordan Lee, Johnny Nixon, Bud Perry, Gene Nixon, Larry Tolbert, Greg Tolbert and Benny Niixon. The family will receive friends at the funeral home 5:00 – 8:00 P.M. Tuesday, February 20, 2018.
Evans Funeral Home, Inc., 1350 Winder Highway, Jefferson, Georgia. 706-367-5467.
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