Larry Allen Nixon

October 10, 1948 ~ December 12, 2019 (age 71)


Larry Allen Nixon, 71, of Danville, passed away at home on Thursday, December 12, 2019.  There will be a Celebration of Life from 4:00 to 7:00pm on Wednesday, December 18 at Sleepy Creek Vineyard, 8254 E. 1425 North Road, Fairmount, Illinois.

Larry was born October 10, 1948 in Danville to George and Helen (Oak) Nixon.  A graduate of Danville High School, he served the U.S. Army in Vietnam.  Upon his return, he continued his career as an engineering technician for the Illinois Department of Transportation, retiring after 35 years.  He enjoyed shooting, playing cards, reading, motorsports, boating, camping, hunting, and volunteering at the winery.

Larry married Roxanna Welshire on July 5, 1980.  Surviving include his wife Roxanna; children: Jesse (Alissa) Nixon and Molly Nixon; grandchildren: Colby, Nolan, and Tinley Nixon; sisters:  Nancy (Hank) Schwabauer, and Betty (Rick) Brinkerhoff.  He was preceded in death by his parents.

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Celebration of Life
December 18, 2019

4:00 PM
Sleepy Creek Vineyard (North Road, Fairmount, Illinois)

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