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John Lucian "J.L." Nix

December 30, 1936 — November 24, 2023

Bartahatchie Community

John Lucian “J.L” Nix, 86, passed away on Friday, November 24, 2023 at his life-long home in Bartahatchie. Born on the family home place on December 30, 1936, he was a son to John Cleave and Lillie Bell Smith Nix.  On October 13, 1957, he married Shirley Jean Sutton and he worked for Walker Manufacturing for nearly 37 years before retiring.  He farmed and raised cattle all his life and many times picked cotton by car headlights.  J.L. raised a big garden shared by his family and he enjoyed camping.  He loved to be around his family and was always hugely supportive of his children and was heavily involved in FFA with them.  He loved the outdoors especially fishing and squirrel hunting. He was baptized in the Holiness Church and later attended Bartahatchie Baptist Church.  


Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, November 28, 2023 at Cleveland-Moffett Funeral Home with Bro. Jonathan Goodin and Bro. Chuck Moffett officiating.  Burial will be in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery.


In addition to his wife of 66 years, Shirley Nix, he is survived by 4 daughters, Linda Kissel (Leslie) of Hamilton, Joyce McCaine of Greenwood Springs, Betty Murphy of Bartahatchie, and Brenda Hamric (Leslie) of Guntown; brother-in-law, Jerry Reeves; sisters-in-law, Joanne Wright, Ann Reeves, Dorothy Reeves, and Sandra Reeves; grandchildren, Raina Cofer, Dustin Carter (Ashley), Sherry Morris (Steve), James McCaine (Taylor), John Murphy (Tiffany Sandlin), Collin Hamric, Victoria Johnson, Todd Murphy, Brian Murphy, Tasha Murphy, and Trace; great grandchildren, Lillie, Corbin, Sophia, Sebastian, Hunter, Jennifer, Cali, Ryleigh, Jordan, Maverick, William, Adam, Thomas, Bradley, and Walker.


He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, John Allen Nix, sons-in-law, Fred “Freddie” McCaine and Tommy Murphy; and sisters, Ima Lee and Laverne Nix.


Pallbearers will be Dustin Carter, James McCaine, Collin Hamric, John Murphy, Hunter McCaine, Corbin Cofer, and Ron Buchman.  Honorary pallbearer will be John Buchman.


Visitation will be on Monday evening from 6 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home and until service time on Tuesday.


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Monday, November 27, 2023

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Tuesday, November 28, 2023

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