Jack Bixler

Sunday, January 5, 2003

Jack Bixler, 79, of Jackson, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Friday, Jan. 3, 2003, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center.

He was born Jan. 21, 1923, at Atkins, Ark., son of Bertie and Katie Muirhead Bixler.

He was a member of Murray Lane Baptist Church at Sikeston and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a member of the American Legion and Masonic Lodge, both in Cape Girardeau. He was part owner of and an accountant with an accounting firm in Arkansas.

Survivors include one son, Jack N. Bixler of New Madrid, Mo.; one daughter, Krystal L. Williamson of Sherwood, Ark.; one sister, Berdine Hampton of Lansing, Mich.; special friend, Caroline Ruch of Jackson; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, six brothers and two sisters.

Friends may call at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston from 5 to 8 p.m. today.

The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the funeral chapel, with the Rev. Kelley Grubbs officiating. Burial will be in Matthews Cemetery.