FARMINGTON — Mr. David Oliver Nixon, 92 passed away April 6, 2009, at his Farmington Presbyterian Manor residence, his home since September 2007. David was born on July 3, 1916, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and was the son of Edward L. Nixon and Marjorie (nee Dickson) Nixon.
David’s family moved to Chicago, Illinois, when he was five. He was active in The Boy Scouts, becoming an Eagle Scout, and continued his involvement in scouting until adulthood.
David graduated from Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois, in 1940 and was a 2nd Lt. in the ROTC. He served in World War II in the Army 4th Infantry, stationed in Alaska, England, Scotland, Belgium and France. While stationed in Nome, Alaska, he met Jane Kaase, a Nurse in the hospital at Nome. They were married on May 15, 1943, in Nome, Alaska. Upon discharge as a Captain from the Army in 1945, David and Jane moved to Chicago, where he worked at Sears Roebuck as Advertising Manager of Sears Catalogs.
Mr. and Mrs. Nixon retired to Bella Vista, Arkansas, in 1975. David was very active in community/charitable projects, several choral groups, the Bella Vista Community Church, as well as his favorite pastimes of golfing, fishing and bowling.
Survivors include his wife Jane L. (nee Kaase) Nixon, of Farmington. One Daughter, Barbara ‘Mrs. Dr. Terry’ Guiley, of Farmington. One Son, Donald (and Jean) Nixon, of Richardson, Texas. One Sister, Nancy ‘Mrs. Don’ Plumb, of Florida. Seven Grandchildren: Brett (and Shannon) Guiley; Erika ‘Mrs. Zack’ Sommermeyer; Grant Guiley; Laurel Guiley; Brian (and Courtney) Nixon; Shaun Nixon and Sara Jane Nixon. Also surviving are 6 Great-Grandchildren.
Visitation Friday, 3:30 p.m., and Memorial Service Friday, 4 p.m., April 17, 2009, at Taylor Funeral Service Chapel, Farmington, with Rev. Jim Frago officiating. Interment following at Hillview Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Farmington. Memorials may be made in David’s memory to the Bella Vista Community Church in Bella Vista, Arkansas and/or Farmington Presbyterian Manor. Photo Obituary; Online Guestbook and Video Tribute online at: www.taylorfuneral.com