James Douglas Nixon Jr.

18 September, 19529 June, 2020

Nixon, James Douglas, Jr., passed away peacefully at home on June 9, 2020, in Richmond, Va. Born September 18, 1952, at Fort Lee, Va., to SGM (U.S. Army) James, Sr., and Irmgard M. Nixon of Nürnberg, Germany, Jim was raised in Baltimore, Md. until the early 60’s when his father’s military career brought the family to RVA.

Jim, known as “Jimmy” to his family, friends, and classmates at Highland Springs High School (Class of ’70), was a standout tenor in both the a cappella choir and madrigal groups. He went on to become a proud VA Tech grad, which led to his successful civil engineering career and his role as president of the former Engineers Club of Richmond. Jim was an avid cook and loved sharing food, whether tailgating at Hokie home games or at church functions. His lifelong love of music continued as a member of his church choir. He also loved growing plants, mentoring engineering students for their P.E. exam, and reading to his grandkids.

Jim leaves behind his wife of 41 years, Gerry; his children, Christopher (Faith Alejandro) and Alexandra Phillips (Larry); his beloved grandchildren, Elena and Jonah; his mother-in-law, Eleanor McClanahan; and his “favorite” only sister, Kathy.

Due to the current pandemic, a memorial service at Crestwood will be announced at a later date.


  • A Celebration of life

    Saturday, 18 September , 2021


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Mark Easter

30 January 2021

Gerry please call me, 3014818427, I'm moving back to va and I was going to call Jim and next thing I Saw was his obituary, I'm so sad to see that, I was excited to tell him I was moving back. Im in shock

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