Bob Nix, 74, St. Joseph, Mo., died Thursday, Aug. 8, at Heartland Regional Medical Center.
He was born in Malvern Ark., to Edgar R. and Sara Dixon Nix. He was a 1957 graduate of Pryor High School and earned a bachelor’s degree at Northeastern Oklahoma State University. He served in the US Air Force from 1962 to1969.
Nix was employed at Texaco Inc. in Wichita and Salina Kansas, as a Sales Representative. He then was self-employed at Hi-Plains Oil Co. as a Texaco Distributor in norton Kansas. He moved to Harrison, Ark., to become a salesman for E.A. Martin Machinery Company. He retired after 30 years working with Dean Machinery in St. Joseph, Mo.
He was preceded in death by his parents and daughter, Janell Holt.
Nix was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church and was a 32nd degree Mason.
He married Jeanie Dougherty on Dec. 14, 1962. She survives of the home. Other survivors include son Jay W. Nix and wife Carmen, Kansas City, Mo., daughter Lori J. Nix and Kathleen Gerber of Brooklyn, N.Y., son-in-law Bruce E. Holt, Springfield, Mo.; grandchildren Avery and Eli Nix, Kansas City, Mo. and Hudson and Harrison Holt, Springfield, Mo.
Nix has been cremated under the direction of Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. A Celebration of Life will be 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23 at Wesley United Methodist Church, St. Joseph Mo.
The family suggests memorials to Wesley United Methodist Church.