Cecil Cylvester Nix, Jr., 82, of Hendersonville, passed away Monday, January 12, 2015 at Hendersonville Health and Rehab.
He was a native and lifelong resident of Henderson County. He was a son of the late Cecil C. and Dessie Justice Nix and is also preceded in death by brothers, Herman, Alfred and Richard Nix and sisters, Pauline Virginia Stepp, Juanita Freeman and Alice Fay.
Cecil served as a Sergeant in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He was a truck driver for Youngblood Truck Lines and ABF Freight Carrier before retiring in 1978. After retiring Cecil enjoyed fishing and loved to grow beautiful flowers.
He is survived by his loving wife, Mary-Lou S. Nix; son, Cecil C. Nix III and wife Miranda of Edneyville; grandson, Cal Nix; great-grandchildren, Colton and Kaitlyn; brother, Eugene Nix; sister, Eileen Dover Nix Lee; step-children, Cindy Galloway, Debbie Hyder and husband Rocky, Sandra Ragland and husband Sammy, Jerry Stepp and wife Jennifer; step-grandchildren, Lindsay Cantrell and husband Johnny, Chad Galloway and wife Stephanie, Chase Galloway and wife Crystal, Stephanie Gilbert and husband Ian, Alicen Doll and husband Michael, Daniel, Alyssa and Michael Stepp; step-great-grandchild, Noah Galloway; a special nephew, Michael Nix; many other nieces and nephews; and his fur baby, Casey.He will be greatly missed by all but will live in our hearts forever.
A funeral will be held at 2:00 pm, Thursday, January 15, 2015 in the Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Mike Engle officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Hubert M. Smith American Legion Post 77, Hedrick-Rhodes Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5206, and Disabled American Veterans Chapter 14 will render military honors.The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 pm prior to the service in the chapel.
Flowers will be appreciated or memorials may be made to Hendersonville Health and Rehab., 104 College Drive, Flat Rock, NC 28731.
ìA heart broken and crushed spirit, O God, you will not reject.î (Psalm 51:17b) Iím sorry for your loss; may God provide you and your family with peace and comfort during this difficult time.
Millicent Ray has sent this Expressions of Sympathy card.
Mary Lou, I am so sorry to hear about Cecil. I pray that God will hold your hand and give you His strength through the days ahead.
Dianne Driggers (daughter of Louise Rivers who was at HHR)
Our thoughts and prayers for the entire family. We will miss his beautiful flowers in the community.
May God bless you and give you peace during this time Chuck. So sorry for your loss.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you go thru this tough time.
Hugs to all.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time! We’re thinking of you.
Debbie and James