CARROLL A. NIXON
Carroll A. Nixon age 83, of Kahoka, MO, died unexpectedly on Friday, August 1, 2014 in the emergency room of Keokuk Area Hospital.
Carroll was born April 27, 1931 at his parent's home near Chambersburg, a son of Arthur James and Merle Caldwell Nixon.
He attended Oak Grove rural school for 4 years and spent his remaining education and graduated from Revere School.
Carroll enlisted in the Navy in 1952 and served four years active duty during the Korean conflict and four years inactive following. During this time on December 20, 1953, he was united in marriage to Opal I. Brewer at the Revere Community Church. Following his discharge in 1956, he and Opal moved to the home farm near Chambersburg where he had been born. They lived there until January of 2008 when his failing health made it necessary for he and Opal to move to town (Kahoka).
Survivors include his wife, Opal, of Kahoka; three sons, Kent (Gayla) Nixon of Kahoka, Kevin (Tina) Nixon of Revere, and Jay Nixon of Kahoka; six grandchildren: Kendra (Joseph) Nichols of Burlington, Kale (Katrina) Nixon of Kahoka, Matt Nixon of Revere, Amanda (Doug) Dodds of Montrose, Jenna (Mitch) Cook of Lees Summit, and Zachary Nixon of Kahoka; four great-grandchildren: Koy, Kayne, Kennyck and Kyper Nixon; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Janet Nixon, Dick Brewer, and Duane and Barb Brewer, all of Kahoka; as well as nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Keith Nixon.
Carroll was a life-long farmer. He loved raising cattle and helping Kevin on the farm and attending farm sales. He was an active member of the NFO. Carroll loved visiting with family and friends and never knew a stranger. He enjoyed getting in the vehicle and taking "tours" as he called it and stopping for Casey's coffee. His faith and church attendance was always an important part of his life even as he served his country. His pride and joy was his family, especially his grandkids and his great grandsons (the cowboys), and great granddaughters (his sweethearts). He and his family appreciated the love and care he received at the Clark Co. Nursing Home where he enjoyed giving the girls a hard time.
Funeral services were held Monday, August 4, 2014 at 2 p.m. at the Kahoka Christian Church with Rev. Jim Campbell officiating. Burial followed in the Chambersburg Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to the Chambersburg Cemetery.
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