Robert "Bob" Nixon Obituary

Robert "Bob" Nixon

Jan 16, 1934-Nov 06, 2018
Resided in Crowley, Texas
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Robert (Bob) Nixon, 84, of St. Francis Village in Crowley, TX passed away Tuesday, November 6, 2018. A private burial is planned at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery.  Bob celebrated 64 years of marriage to Jane Nixon. He was the loving father of Katherine Rhodes (Bob), Don Nixon (Kimberly), Suzanne Winter (Bob), and Dave Nixon (Debbie); cherished grandfather of Stephanie, Jennifer, Brad, and Tana.

Bob was born on January 16, 1934 in New Castle, PA and was raised in Pittsburgh, PA where he excelled in high school sports.  Bob went on to earn a degree in Business Administration from the University of Pittsburgh. He was a diehard Steelers fan, although the time in Fort Worth gave him opportunities to cheer for the Dallas Cowboys and Dallas Stars.

Bob was a computer programmer in the early years and maintained a love of computers his entire life.  Prior to moving to Fort Worth, Bob was the Plant Manager for Homestead Valve Manufacturing in Pittsburgh for 20 years. He opened Wallcoverings Unlimited after moving to Fort Worth. 

Bob served in the US Army, where he spent most of his time stationed in France. Jane and Bob have shared with their family many stories of their travels in Europe during those early days of their marriage. 

Bob’s quick wit and kind heart will be missed by all that had the pleasure of knowing him. Bob especially cherished the trips the family took through the western states and the camping trips to Red River, NM. He was a good man, and wonderful husband, father, and grandfather.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Clotilda and James Nixon, and brothers James and William Nixon.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers a donation be made in his name to Community Hospice of Texas, 1111 Summit Avenue, Fort Worth TX 76102 (817.870.9995).





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Cindy VanderHoff Nov 15, 2018
Friend of Sue, Orange City Florida
Dear Sue, so sorry to hear about your Dad's passing...God Bless You and your family.
Joanne and Jerry McKinnell Nov 16, 2018
Florida friends , Canada
Jane so sorry to read of Bob's passing. We joked so much in our e mails. Will miss his humor, always wanting to know if Jerry was still collecting pennies. I did not get the chance to tell him Canada does not have pennies anymore. Take care Jane, he was a wonderful man. Joanne


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