Danny Eugene Nixon, of Kennett, son of Alma Gean Gargus Nixon, of Kennett, and the late Lee Edward Nixon, was born Feb. 6, 1955 in Watervliet, Mich., and departed this life Sunday, May 3, 2009, at the age of 54.
Danny married Shirley Tripp who preceded him in death on May 8, 1998. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Richard Dale Nixon on April 19, 2006.
Survivors include two sons, Danny Nixon II and Amanda Fulcher, of Kennett and James Cantrell of Kennett; six daughters, Brandy Nixon, Christa Cantrell, Tina Cantrell, Michelle Cantrell and Tabby Cantrell, all of Kennett and Britney Barton and husband, Derrick, of Cabot, Ark.; 18 grandchildren; three brothers, Robert Nixon and wife, Wanda, of Fort Worth, Texas, Gary Nixon and wife, Kay, of Bragg City, Mo., and Jimmy Nixon and wife, Betty, of Campbell, Mo.; three sisters, Judy Bailey and Debbie Jones, both of Kennett and Barbara Nixon, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., and other relatives and many friends.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., today, Wednesday, May 6, at McDaniel Funeral Home in Kennett.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, May 7, at McDaniel Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dale Rickman officiating.
Burial will follow in the Oak Ridge Cemetery at Kennett.
Pallbearers are Jerry Don Nixon, Lenard Nixon, James Cantrell, Rob Patton, Richie Nixon, Donnie Wilhite and Steven Doherty.
Honorary pallbearers are Joe Davis and Jimmy Nixon.