Horace Lee Nixon

February 2, 1921 - January 17, 2002

02/02/1921 - 01/17/2002

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Service
Monday January 21, 2002
2:00 pm
Christian Unity Church
6049 Indian River Road
Virginia Beach, VA
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Horace Lee Nixon, 80, of 3465 S. Crestline Drive, Virginia Beach VA, passed away on Thursday January 17th, 2002.

He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, was employed as a supervisor for many years with Anchor Fence Company. He was born in Norfolk, VA and was the son of the late Joseph and Ethel Nixon. He spent a great part of his life doing things for others. He loved his Masonic and affiliated organizations and served as Past Worthy Patron of the Eastern Star, Norview Chapter, Past Grand Royal Patron of the Order of the Amaranth; Past High Priest of Norview Royal Arch Chapter as Chaplain for 25 years; Past District Deputy of the Grand Royal Arch Chapter; member of Indian River Lodge #252; member of Khedive Temple; Captain of the Color Guard and secretary for 15 years; member of Grice Commandery; Past Matrons & Patrons Club; Past Royal Patron of the Order of the Amaranth Mace Court; Past Soverign Master of the Allied Masonic Degrees; Past Watchman of the Shepherds of the White Shrine of Jerusalem; and many other orders.

He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Mildred Jeanette Nixon, a son, Ronald Lee Nixon and his wife Joan Woodard Nixon of Virginia Beach, a daughter Linda Ann Clayton and her husband Andrew Clayton of Suffolk, VA; five sisters, Pearl Roberts, Janice Nutter, Kathryn Johnson, Marian Brown, Rose Cote, and brotherRobert L. Nixon of Belton Missouri, three grandchildren, Darryl Nixon, Dana Clayton and Karrie Sanders, two great grandchildren and a host of other relatives.

A memorial service will be conducted 2:00pm Monday, January 21st, at the Christian Church Uniting, 6049 Indian River Road by Hardee’s Restaurant.

The family will receive friends at the church following the memorial service. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Altmeyer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Bill Oshman
7 years ago

At this time, let us rejoice is knowing that his homegoing will be wonderful and glorious. For he is in a far better place than we are. Amen

Ethelia Kirkman
7 years ago

Condolences to the family and fondest memories of our serving together in Mace Court O of A.

r.l. nixon
7 years ago

dad we will always love you

Mary K. Kittrell
7 years ago

Dana, I learned Sunday at church of your granddad’s death. I am sorry for your lost and pain. George Parker and I have you and your family in our thoughts especially during this difficult time.

Nancy Boyd
7 years ago

Daryl

Sorry about your Granddad, I still have the footstool he made for me to use weighing trucks in and out of Foster Grant and Huntsman Chemical. I cherish fond thoughts of him.

Nancy Boyd 547-7665

Jean harrell
7 years ago

DEAREST RONNIE, I HURT FOR YOU IN THE LOSS OF YOUR FATHER. WE KNOW HE IS IN A BETTER PLACE AND IT IS COMFORTING TO KNOW THAT GOD IS HOLDING HIM IN THE PALM OF HIS HAND. GOD BLESS YOU. LOVE, JEAN

Herb Walls
7 years ago

He was a great inlaw and friend, i will miss him. We had some good time together

Joan Nixon
7 years ago

He was more like a father to me than a father-in-law. He

became a very special part of my life and I will miss him dearly. You are in a better

place and God will watch over you know. I love you. Joan

VAN & JANIS
7 years ago

May the Prince of Peace comfort you in your time of sorrow. May God bless you, Van and Janis Hedgepeth

Joyce & Tammy Howell
7 years ago

To the entire Nixon Family, we offer our deepest sympathy and condolences for the loss of your husband, father, and grandfather. We will keep you in our prayers as you go through this transition, and we will find comfort in the fact that Mr. Nixon is now in a better place and has completed his life’s journey, as we are all just a part of a bigger plan that God has. You will stay in our thoughts and prayers.

Love always,

Joyce and Tammy

Mildred Vaughan & Barbara Bonney
7 years ago

We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

We will try to see you at the funeral.

Love,

Mildred and Barbara

Kevin Roberts
7 years ago

We’ll all miss you dearly Hoarce. You were gifted with a wonderful life, and departed surrounded by family and friends. God bless us all!