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William Rex ‘Bill’ Nixon Jr.

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Funeral services for William Rex “Bill” Nixon Jr., 59, of Sulphur Springs will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Steve Cook officiating.

Interment will follow at Shooks Chapel Cemetery with Jeff Strickland, Tim Vaughn, Danny Wilburn, Kevin Hitt, Eric Hill, Tommy Faulknor, Jim Bayuk, Doug McCraw, Laura Ballard and Cathy Halter serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Hopkins County EMS. 

Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, at the funeral home. 

Bill Nixon died Sat. Feb. 15, 2014, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. 

He was born on Feb. 8, 1955, in San Angelo, the son of William Rex and Lois Nell (Dickeson) Nixon. 

He married Jana Robin Prestidge on June 26, 1982, in Greenville. She survives. 

Bill graduated with a bachelor’s degree in 1978 from East Texas State University. 

He worked for Hopkins County EMS, E-Systems for 10 years, Cumby Volunteer Fire Department, and also taught classes at the Texas Fire Academy. 

Other survivors include daughter Caitlan Nixon of Sulphur Springs; father-in-law and mother-in-law Billy and Ann Prestidge of Greenville; sister Nancy Hooker and husband, Rick, of San Angelo; sister-in-law Kristi Boyles and husband, Todd, of Greenville; nieces Allison Hooker of The Woodlands, Amanda Hooker of San Angelo and Anne Dymond of San Angelo; nephews Jason Boyles of Greenville and Justin Boyles of Greenville; and great-nephews John Dymond, Shane Dymond of San Angelo and Luke Boyles of Greenville. 

He was preceded in death by his parents. 

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