Bennie E. Nix - Obituaries
Bennie E. Nix
December 29, 1920 - June 29, 2017
U.S. Armed Forces Veteran
ObituaryBennie Ercell Nix
Passed away at the age of 96 on Thursday, June 29, 2017 at the Lawton-Ft. Sill Veterans Center where he resided this past year. He was born on December 29, 1920 to James Arthur and Hattie Owen Nix at the old homestead on what is now Goodyear Blvd. in Lawton, OK. He graduated from Cache High School in 1940 and was employed with Civil Service at Ft. Sill in 1941.
Bennie entered active service with the US Army September 1942 through October 23, 1945 having served with the 81st Station Hospital as a Surgical Tech in South Africa and Italy. He returned to Civil Service December 1945, retiring January 6, 1977. Bennie then worked several years at the Oklahoma Blood Institute in Lawton. He was a long time member of the Masons, Shriners and VFW.
Bennie is survived by his wife of 44 years, Frances Marler Nix, of Cyril; Grandsons Lonnie Ray Nix, Alan Geoffrey Nix and wife, Tamatha of California; Step-daughter Kathryn Dunbar-Dotson and husband Tony, of Texas; 5 grandchildren, 7 step grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren and 3 step-great-great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Leonard A. Nix, a sister, Nova Nix Hankins, one son, Lanny Ray Nix, a step-son, David Gaylon Dunbar and a step-great-great grandson.
Graveside services with military honors will be held Saturday, July 1st at 10:00 A.M. at Celestial Gardens Cemetery in Cyril, OK with Chaplain Roger Snow officiating. Burial will follow under the direction of Crews Funeral Home.
Date: July 1, 2017
Time: 10:00 am
Oklahoma City, OK
Bennie was really a great boss and a friend.
Fly high my friend Mr. Nix you were a joy to talk with I am proud to say I got to know you in the short time on Green Wing. My prayers for the family.
It was my pleasure to have been a part of Bennie's care in the last month or so of his life! I enjoyed meeting him and Kathryn. My thoughts and prayers are with his family in this difficult time.