Aaron Earl Nixon, 70 of Huntsville, Texas went to his Heavenly Home after a long illness on September 23, 2017. He passed away at his home surrounded by his loving family.
Aaron was born on February 2, 1947, in Huntsville, Texas, to Aaron Bruce and Nadene Nixon. He grew up in Huntsville, Texas, where he attended school. He had his first job at the age of 11, which began a lifelong love of hard, honest work. He worked energetically his entire life and had a vast knowledge of electrical work, heating, air conditioning and refrigeration. Aaron could fix anything he put his mind to, and even when he was too ill to actually do the physical work, he would walk his friends through repairs by phone. Aaron was a great teacher and was always willing to pass on his knowledge to anyone interested in learning. Aaron had several jobs throughout his career; however, the two he most loved were for Sam Houston State University and New Waverly Independent School District. At Sam Houston, he worked as an electrician and later as supervisor of the air conditioning department. At New Waverly ISD, he served as Director of Maintenance until February 29, 2012, when he retired. He was a long time member of Country Campus Baptist Church and provided electrical and maintenance services when needed. Although he was retired, he continued to do work as an electrician, as well as air conditioning and refrigeration repair for individuals and their friends and family with his son, William, until his health deteriorated.
Aaron was an avid outdoorsman, and understood the importance of teaching his children and grandchildren to love the outdoors, including the best places to put trotlines in the Trinity River. He could catch large numbers of fish when others came up empty handed, which was always a source of amusement to him.
Aaron was also a story teller and loved to tell stories, about him and his Brother Elton's childhood growing up and all of their adventures camping, fishing, hunting, trapping, and working.
Aaron met Patricia Rodgers in 1969 and they were married on January 17, 1970. Together they had three children, William, Lisa, and Tom. Aaron adored his family and his greatest joy was gatherings with his kids, grandkids, and friends. These gatherings always included large quantities of food and his favorite past time, listening to his son and grandsons play their guitars and sing.
When Aaron was asked recently what he felt his greatest accomplishments in life were, he stated, "my career and my loving family."
Aaron was preceded in death by his father, Bruce Nixon; mother, Nadene Nixon; and sister, Betty Sue Lang.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Patricia; his brothers, Elton Nixon and wife Betty of Huntsville and Winston Mathis of Houston; children, William Nixon and wife, Dee; Lisa Nixon Baker and husband James; Thomas Nixon and wife, Yolanda; and Randall "Mac" Stewart and wife Kim; grandchildren, Kathrine Nixon Anderson; Aaron "Zeke" Nixon; William "Will" Nixon, Justin Baker, Daniel Nixon, one great-grand child, Olivia Anderson and a host of loving nieces and nephews. Aaron was very proud and had a special bond with each grandchild; whether it was listening to them play music and sing, play sports, marching in the band, continuing their education or teaching them to cook.
The family would like to thank Aaron's many friends who visited him during his illness and special thanks go to Hope Soliz, Sholanda Jackson, and Rose of Texas Hospice.
Services will be 2:00pm Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, at Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home Huntsville, Texas. Visitation will be Monday, Sept. 25, 2017 from 6pm to 8pm at Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home. Interment will be at Farris Cemetery, Huntsville, Texas.
Full obituary may be viewed and memorial condolences made to the family at www.shmfh.com
Published on September 23, 2017