The News Courier in Athens, Alabama


February 12, 2012

Jackie Nixon

— Jackie Lynn Nixon, 50, of Athens died in a car accident on Zehner Road in Athens on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012.

He was born Oct. 24, 1961, in Athens to J.D. Nixon and Odell Willett Nixon Gardner.

Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Monday at Sunnyhill Cemetery with visitation from noon until 2:30 p.m. at Limestone Chapel Funeral Home before the services. Alton Downs and Donald Nixon will officiate.

Mr. Nixon is survived by his daughter, Jessica Crabb of Minor Hill, Tenn.; two granddaughters, Kayleigh Crabb and Destiny Davis of Minor Hill; grandson, Hunter Davis of Minor Hill; an adopted daughter, Amanda Rodrigues of Athens; two brothers, Donald Nixon and wife Kathy of Chattanooga, Tenn., and David Nixon and wife Christy of Athens; sister, Vickie Tucker and husband Jerry of Athens; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, J.D. Nixon and Odell Nixon Gardner; and one sister, Joyce Shelton.

Pallbearers will be Brant Chapman, Gary Lovell, Greg Nixon, James Adams, Gary Hodges and Bill Ellison.

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