O.V. Nix, 88, of Phil Campbell, Alabama, died at home on Friday, July 3, 2020, after a brief illness. Born and raised in the Liberty Hill community, O.V. was the fifth of eight children born to George Edward Nix and Flossie Ann (Senkbeil) Nix. He retired from Reynolds-Alcoa in 1994 after forty years of service. Married to Irene Hutcheson Nix for 62 years, she preceded him in death in 2017. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by brothers Fred, Roy and Jack Nix and sisters Doris Nix Mayfield and Ruby Nix Hester.
O.V. was a member of Temple Baptist Church for 48 years and deeply loved his church family. He had a strong burden for missions and supporting missionaries who shared the gospel of Christ around the world. O.V’s passion for Christ was evident in his life as he shared the good news of salvation through Christ and lived out his faith loving God and neighbors and praying for dozens of people every day. In his spare time, he loved fishing, especially with his brother Bud. Family and friends knew him as a gentle, soft-spoken, compassionate soul whose generosity profoundly touched them all.
He is survived by his daughter, Connie Nix Harris and husband, David, of Clarks Summit, PA, and his son, Dale Nix, and wife, Wendy, of Northport, AL, His grandchildren will miss their beloved Papaw—Neika Morgan, Tuscaloosa; Nicole Henderson, Tuscumbia; Jordan Harris, Clarks Summit, PA; Allison Macdonald, Stuarts Draft, VA and Dylan Harris, Memphis, TN. He had six beautiful great-grandchildren—Calvin, Cordelia, Isaiah, Ella, Christian and Ava. He leaves two brothers, Billy and Carl Nix.
Graveside services will be Tuesday, July 7, 2020, at 11 a.m. at Liberty Hill Cemetery, Phil Campbell, with Daryl Butts and David Harris officiating.
The family sincerely thanks Mrs. Janice Cole for her loving, compassionate and dedicated care of her Uncle O.V. for the last three years. Her selfless expression of love will never be forgotten.
The family also wishes to express profound gratitude to Kristen and Heather of Shoals Hospice for their wonderful care during the last week.
Pinkard Funeral Home, Russellville, is directing.
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