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John Nix

John Alan Nix

Tuesday, April 13th, 1948 - Monday, October 21st, 2019
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John Alan Nix, 71, passed away on Monday, October 21, 2019 in Arlington.

Memorial Visitation: 6-8 p.m. Saturday, October 26, at Wade Family Funeral Home, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Prairie Paws, Grand Prairie Animal Services, 972-237-8575.

As a 1966 graduate of Grand Prairie High School, John attended the University of Texas Arlington to further his education. Ultimately, he worked hard to develop a career in management and sales. Early in life, he lived with a sense of mischief and adventure, loving his freedom to explore (while trying to stay out of trouble). John shared a passion for baseball and softball with his Dad and brother Greg, winning countless trophies over the years. He took great pride in being a responsible hunter and fisherman. He loved the great outdoors. He was a successful gardener, always looking for something new and interesting at local nurseries. Most importantly, he was a devoted family man and loving husband to Jackie for almost 52 years. They have two children, Bryan and Jennifer, who consider him the greatest father one could have. His grandchildren call him PawPaw. He took great pleasure being involved in every aspect of their lives, perhaps one of his greatest joys. PawPaw was an exceptional storyteller, and there were many of them. He was a master conversationalist and never met a stranger. He brought fun and laughter into any room or situation. Always being the jokester, he lifted spirits with his priceless antics. He lived life to the fullest with the highest degree of integrity and selflessness. He was a friendly neighbor with a sense of community. His pets were his passion, and he loved them dearly. Also, his desire for more than an occasional Dr. Pepper can’t be understated. John’s infectious personality and loving spirit will be deeply missed, but never forgotten. We love you forever PawPaw!

John is preceded in death by his father and mother, J.C. and Jean Nix.

Survivors: He is survived by his wife Jackie; son Bryan Nix, daughter and son-in-law Jennifer and Cody Gulley, grandson John Benjamin Gulley, granddaughter Alli Gulley; mother-in-law Billie Jo Rush; sister and brother-in-law Jan and Bob Morris; brother and sister-in-law Greg Nix and Trudy Fedorko; sister Michelle Lyon; many nieces and nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles, a large extended family, and many friends.

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Paul Goodman

Posted at 06:53pm
I am very sorry to learn about John. I always admired John. He was a quality individual that set an example on how to make our world a better place. His love of family and loyalty to friends were obvious. I had the privilege of working with John in the transportation industry and he represented his employers with integrity and had a great work ethic. Missed but never forgotten is the perfect cliché regarding the passing of John. I offer my prayers and condolences to all of John's family.
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Bob P.

Posted at 06:19am
I heard a song tonight that made me think of John (Strong by Will Hoge). I will truly miss my friend but he will not be forgotten! I am thankful for the 25 years that I knew John.

My condolence to John’s family

Bob P.
 
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Bryan nix Posted at 12:11pm

Thanks so much. We’re so glad he had friends like you.
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Jess Jackson

Posted at 06:10pm
I worked with John at Scientific products he was my boss for many years a great guy to work for we had a lot of good times over the years. God bless him and his family
 
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Bryan nix Posted at 12:13pm

Thank you, he touched so many throughout the years.

Michael Pacheco

Posted at 03:03pm
I have known John since the mid 1980s when he was a Traffic Manager at American Hospital Supply. I worked for one of his clients, Special Dispatch since 1983. He came to work for our company as a salesman a few years later and we had a great working relationship. In 2010, I returned to work for "Special" as a Terminal Manager in Arlington and spent a lot of time working with John who handled his accounts for us with much integrity. His accounts loved him because of his genuine down-to-earth straight talk. He was "one of a kind". He loved to say he was "older than dirt"! He would spend a lot of time in our Dispatch "guard shack" with our dispatchers smoking, cussing, and discussing to be sure his clients were handled properly. He was easy to talk to and speak to. You always knew that what he told you was the way that it was. I appreciated him and and miss him. He was the best!
 
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Bryan nix Posted at 12:12pm

Michael, you described him so well. Glad to know you knew him so well. You made us laugh, thank you!
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Heartfelt Sympathies Store

Posted at 12:43pm
John was larger than life, and will be missed tremendously. With love, Kathleen and Logan Franklin, Kim Jackson and Jackson Wallin
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