Quinn Lewis Hixson, Sr., 89, of Cleveland, TN, passed away Wednesday, December 26, 2012 in a local health care facility.
He was a charter member of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church. He was a veteran of the United States 8th Army Aircorps serving in WWII and was also a member of the American Legion Post # 81. He was retired from the United States Postal Service with thirty years of service.
Mr. Hixson was preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, Mary Hixson; infant daughter, Anglea D. Hixson; parents, Luther Henry Hixson and Mary Fisher Hixson; grandsons, Brian Vallejo and Tanner Hixson; and eight siblings.
Survivors include his children, Quinn L. Hixson, Jr. and wife Cheryl, Princess Snyder and husband Russell all of Cleveland, Tonia Whitt and husband Jon of Indialatic, FL, Carla Hayward of Chattanooga and Luther (Zoot) Hixson of Charleston; grandchildren, Stacia Hixson Taylor, Mary Ann Sloan, Quinn Hixson, III, Brittany Richmond, Rusty Snyder, Ryan Snyder, Jeremy Edwards, Emily Youngs, Shannon Lively, Tyler Hixson and Taylor Hixson; and great-grandchildren, Leah, Jack, Katelyn, Chloe, Ethan, Christian, Rylin, Adin, Kaidence, Karrera, Ethyn, Jacob, Alexis and Riley.
Funeral services will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Friday, December 28, in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home with Pastor Robert Smith officiating. Interment will follow in Hilcrest Memorial Gardens with military honors. His grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Visitation will be Thursday, December 27, from 2-4 p.m. and also from 6-8 p.m. at the Ralph Buckner Funeral Home who has charge of the arrangements.