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.