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Billy Gene Nixon

June 19, 1941 - March 5, 2020

Billy Gene Nixon, 78, of Eufaula, passed away Thursday, March 5, 2020, at the East Gate Nursing Home in Muskogee. Bill was born on June 19, 1941, in Stidham, Oklahoma the son of Norman C. Nixon and Gladys Nadine Haley. He graduated from Stidham Public Schools.

Bill then received his Associates Degree in Science in Law Enforcement. He served as deputy sheriff in McIntosh County for several years.

On Nov. 14, 1959, Bill enlisted in the United States Army. He was honorably discharged on Jan. 31, 1965.

Bill worked as a bus driver for Stidham Schools. He also worked as a welder and truck driver. Bill was the caretaker for ten years of the Moore Cemetery. Survivors include: his

Survivors include: his daughters, Marie Burns and husband Jerry, of Eufaula, Crystal Crawford and husband Lapinion of Eufaula, Lisa Ann Deemes of Ohio; Kelly Nixon of Ohio and Shawn Kelly of Miss.; a son, Pepe Graves and wife Buffy of Bristow, Okla.; his brothers, Steve Nixon of Ballinger, Texas, Marshall Nixon of Checotah, and Tracey Haley of Stidham; his sisters, Norma Reed of Lenna and Sonya Davis of Eufaula; his grandchildren, Gage, Terrell, Talia, Tyler, Tia, Kristen, Cody, Casey, William, Wesley, Landus, Christopher, Samantha, Weston, Colt, Keegan and Devin.

He is preceded in death by his parents and a son, James Nixon.

A funeral service was held 2 p.m., Saturday, March 7, 2020, at the Little Coweta Baptist Church with Rev. Dustin Tidwell and Richard Pickup officiating.

Services were under the direction of Hunn, Black & Merritt Funeral Home & Crematory. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.

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