Thomas (Tom) Nixon Sr., 77, of Cheney passed Aug. 10, 2017. He was born to Newell and Bertha Nixon on Dec. 16, 1939 in Clovis, Cali.
His favorite pasttimes included hunting, fishing and watching OU on television. He loved his coffee and never knew a stranger. Although Tom was not an outwardly sentimental man, he saved every card, picture or piece of art given to him by his children and grandchildren.
Tom was preceded in death by his wife, Debra, whom he now joins in the after life. He is survived by his children Robin Markrum of Wichita, Thomas Nixon, Jr. of Cheney, Marcy Allen of Wichita, Bobby Wood of Liberal, Wesley Wood of Texas, Michelle Wood of Cheney, and William Nixon of Cheney. He is also survived by 22 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held at Fairview Cemetery at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 19, followed by a memorial dinner at the United Methodist Church in Cheney, to celebrate his life.