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October 12, 2011

Leon Nix

DUNCAN — Leon Nix

Aug. 19, 1930 — Oct. 9, 2011

Leon Nix was born on Aug. 19, 1930, in Carnegie, to Clifton and Hetty (Anderson) Nix. He died surrounded by his family on Oct. 9, 2011, at his home in rural Stephens County.

Service will be at 2 p.m. today at Calvary Assembly of God, 2401 NW Bell Ave, Lawton. The Rev. Byron Elmore and two of Leon’s nephews, the Rev. Darrell Blaine and the Rev. Craig Dacus, will officiate. Interment will follow at Carnegie Cemetery. Whinery-Huddleston Funeral Service has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Leon was raised and attended school in Carnegie. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force shortly after graduation, received his basic training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, and served as a radar operator on the northwest coast of Alaska between the U.S. and Russia.

After his discharge, Leon quickly found the girl he wanted to share his life with. Louise Gather and Leon were married on Dec. 16, 1951, in Cordell. They had been married almost 60 years at the time of his death.

Leon spent most of his working years as a civil service employee, initially starting as a plumber at Ft Sill, then as supervisor of the Plumbing, Heating and Pipe Fitting Shop, and eventually retiring in 1985 as an estimator/appraiser. He enjoyed reading, NASCAR racing and OU football, but always made family the focus of his life.

He had a big impact on his grandchildren’s lives and their development into adults. Leon was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Ruby Juanita Nix; and two brothers: Alton and J.D. Nix.

Survivors include his wife Louise, of the home; two daughters, Linda Nix, of Duncan, and Barbara Tuck and husband Ronnie, also of Duncan; three grandchildren, Justin Tuck and wife Trish, of Newalla, Jennifer Menges of Longview, Texas, and Lindsey Jones of Oklahoma City; three great-grandchildren, Brilan Tuck, of Duncan, and Karlee and Kilee Menges, both of Longview; two nieces, Jean Davall and husband Hugh of Alvarado, Texas, and Sherri Nix, of Newalla; a son-in-law, David Jones, of Duncan; and numerous extended family members and friends.

Family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Calvary Assembly of God Mission Fund, or the Oklahoma Chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, Bldg. 7, Suite 103, 4606 E. 67th St, Tulsa, OK, 74136-4974.

Leon’s online guestbook may be signed or condolences sent by visiting

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