Eddie Nixon, 101, of New Castle passed away the morning of Aug. 2, 2017 at his residence.
Born on Jan. 2, 1916, in Jamestown, S.C., he was the son of the late Simon and Janie Hallback Nixon.
On May 15, 1941, he married his beloved wife, the former Daisy Pryor, and the two of them spent 71 years together until she preceded him in death on Dec. 22, 2012.
After 25 years of working, Eddie retired as a track layer for B&O Railroad. He also had previously worked for Fenati Brickyard, Waldman's Meats, New Castle Foundry and Allied Van.
Eddie served his country as a member of the U.S. Army during World War II, earning the Good Conduct, Philippine Liberation Ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Service with one bronze star, and World War II Victory Medals.
He was a member of Ebenezer Church of God in Christ. Eddie enjoyed fishing, hunting and playing cards.
Eddie is survived by his children, Annie Nixon, Leslie Hollins and husband Sam, Marlene Nixon, Michelle Krumm and husband Greg, all of New Castle, Ernestine Morgan of Youngstown, Ohio, Darrell Nixon of New Castle, and Michael Nixon and wife Tina of Washington, Pa.; son-in-law, Willie Foster of New Castle; daughter-in-law, Anita Nixon of New Castle; 45 grandchildren; over 30 great-grandchildren; 20 great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his sons, Edward, Albert, and Lionel Nixon; daughters, Audrey Nixon Foster, Joan Nixon, Elizabeth Prioleau and Beverly Nixon Perkins; daughter-in-law, LaChelle Lowe-Nixon; and eight brothers and sisters.
Visitation will be held Friday, Aug. 11, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Ebenezer Church of God in Christ, 1119 S. Jefferson St., New Castle, Pa. 16101. Homegoing services will be conducted Friday at 1 p.m. at the church, officiated by Rev. Gary Clark. The New Castle Honor Guard will conduct military rites at the church on Friday prior to the service.
Interment will take place in Parkside Cemetery.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Ed and Don DeCarbo Funeral Home and Crematory, 941 S. Mill St.
Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.decarbofuneralhome.com.
Published on August 4, 2017