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Thomas Byron Nixon, 77

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BANKER TOM NIXON --

ALEXANDRIA -- Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Friday, July 2 at the Avant Funeral Home for Mr. Nixon, 77, of Alexandria. "Tom" was born May 2, 1933 in the Smith County Community of Sykes to the late Ruby Lee Willoughby and Willie Fred Nixon.
He died Tuesday, June 29, 2010 at Lebanon Health and Rehabilitation Center.
A veteran of the United States Army, he worked in banking in Davidson and Wilson County and was a member of Mt. Juliet Lodge No. 642, F. & A.M. Mr. Nixon was a avid University of Tennessee fan and a member of the Alexandria Church of Christ.
The Nixon family will receive friends at the Avant Funeral Home Friday from 9 a.m. until service time.
Interment will follow the service in Union Hill Cemetery, Sykes.
Mr. Nixon is survived by his wife of 54 years, Fay Christian Nixon of Alexandria and children: John Fredrick (Nicky) Nixon of Sandy Springs, GA; Barry Steven "Steve" (Sandra) Nixon of Lebanon and Greta Faye (Marlin) Massey of Corinth, Miss.
Also surviving are grandchildren: Daniel Asher Nixon of Sandy Springs, GA; Joseph Micah Nixon of Sandy Springs, GA; Megan Leigh Nixon of Lebanon, Jordan Paige Nixon and Joshua Christian Nixon -- all of Lebanon; Thomas Benjamin Massey of Corinth, MS and Nathaniel Martin Massey of Corinth, MS; great granddaughter Keegan Christian Nixon of Lebanon; aunt Georgia Paschal of Lebanon; step-sisters Clara Lee Vantrease of Alexandria and Lee Ett Anderson of Carthage.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Nixon is preceded in death by step-brother Odell Winfree and a step-sister Novella Wilkerson.
Memorials may be made to the Church of Christ or to the American Diabetes Association.
Avant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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