Born June 20, 1964 at Watervliet, Mich., he is the son of Alma Gean Gargas Nixon of Kennett and the late Lee Edward Nixon.
On May 24, 2002 at Kennett, he married Stephanie Sturgeon, who survives.
Other survivors include one son, Richard Dale Nixon II of Kennett; two daughters Heather Nixon and Holly Nixon, both of Kennett; two step-daughters, Tara Sturgeon and Amber Reeves, both of Kennett; four brothers, Robert Nixon of Fort Worth, Texas, Gary Nixon of Deering, Mo., Danny Nixon of Kennett and Jimmy Nixon of Campbell, Mo.; three sisters, Judy Bailey and Debbie Jones, both of Kennett and Barbara Nixon of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; four grandchildren, Kaden Thacker, Kylan Hinson, Ashton Bagwell and Ryleigh Bagwell.
Funeral services are at 2 p.m. today, Sunday, April 23, at McDaniel Funeral chapel in Kennett with the Rev. Joyce Helton officiating.
Burial will follow at Memorial Garden Cemetery in Kennett.
Pallbearers are Leonard Nixon, Gary French, Jerry Don Nixon, Marc Sherrell and Chad Nixon.
Honorary pallbearers are Jimmy Nixon and Wayne Nixon.