Fred Allen Nixon
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Services for Fred Allen Nixon,90, of Lubbock will be at 2:00 pm, Monday, December 6, 2021, in Lubbock Primitive Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 4:00-5:30 pm, Sunday, December 5, 2021, at Sanders Funeral home. Arrangements are under the care of Sanders Funeral Home.
Fred passed away on December 1, 2021. He was born October 7, 1931, in Floydada, TX to Leslie Lloyd and Velma Nixon. He graduated from Floydada High School. Fred married the love of his life Eileen Handley on January 24, 1954 and was her Sweetheart for 65 years. He was a sweet, loving and generous husband, father and grandfather.
Preceded in death by his parents; his daughter, Linda Gay Nixon Brock who passed away on November 6, 1991; his wife, Eileen Nixon who passed away on October 24, 2019. Also preceded in death by siblings Franklin Delano Nixon and Leslie Lloyd Nixon.
Loved ones include his daughter, Sandra Fay Nixon, Dallas, TX; grandchildren, Taylor Nixon Treece, Lubbock, TX, Garreth Allen Rogers, Cedar Hill, TX; brother, Lowell Nixon, Yukon Oklahoma, Loran Nixon, Tucson Arizona, Joy McCulloch, Aledo, TX, and Mary Harbin, Jarell, TX.
After marrying Eileen, Fred joined the Armed Forces of the United States Army. While in service Fred was an Engineer Equipment Mechanic. He earned a Good Conduct Medal and a National Defense Service Medal. After serving for 8 years, he was Honorably discharged from the Army in March of 1962.
Following the Army, Fred worked for Bruckner Mack Truck Sales for 40 years. He served as a mechanic, Shop Manager, Parts Manager, Sales, Top Area Sales Manager, then General Manager and Vice President. He enjoyed his years with the Bulldogs, and he was respected for his integrity and prowess in selling trucks. Fred and Eileen enjoyed many business trips traveling to cities across the U.S and took a fantastic trip to Australia and even the Bermuda Triangle!
We will all miss a great man who was loving, honest, fun with the wacky sayings and crazy stories that kept us all laughing. He lived a full life until the end at the age of 90.