OBITUARY

David Allen Hixson

December 25, 1950March 25, 2011

David Allen Hixson, age 60, of Greeneville, finished his long battle with cancer to join both his earthly and heavenly fathers at 3 a.m. on March 25, 2011 at Laughlin Memorial Hospital. All of his brothers and sisters were there to support him at the end of this valiant fight.

He was born on Christmas Day, 1950 to the late Celestine Lloyd Hixson Sr. and to Virginia Ruth Mitchell Hixson in Georgia.

He spent most of his youth on his family’s farm in Mosheim. Allen graduated from West Greene High School in 1968.

Allen served our country as a member of Co. C 844 Eng. BN. Combat Heavy Equipment U. S. Army Reserves. Many will remember Allen for his work at TRW and for his talented mechanical skills. He enjoyed spending time with his friends and family, watching Nascar racing, and antiquing.

Allen is survived by his mother: Ruth Mitchell Hixson; brothers and sisters-in-law: C.L. Jr. and Libby Hixson, Lynn Hixson, Clark and Stella Hixson, and Michael Lee Hixson, all of Greene County; sisters and brothers-in-law: Priscilla and Ray Shelton of Greene County and Marcella and Ricky Morrison of Sweetwater, Tennessee; nieces and nephews: Celestine III and Lisa Marie Hixson, Stephen and Lannette Hixson, Brian and Amanda Hixson, Cindy and Archie Monroe, Jill and Kendall Parton, Tony and Jennifer Morrison, Lynn Hixson Jr., Marty Lee Hixson, Arthur Clark Hixson Jr. and his fiancé Kristen Swaraz, Anna and Terry Owens, Celeste Hixson, all of Greene County, Bronson and Rebecca Shelton of Telford, Tennessee, Ricky Jr. and Tammey Morrison of Georgetown, Kentucky, Jeremy Scott Austin of Newport, Jonathan Richard Austin of Nashville, Tennessee, Patty Melson and Jonathan Richard Hankins of Carter County, Mike Melson and Donovan Melson of Kingsport, and Cori Melson and Toby Melson of Greeneville; great nieces and great nephews: Brianna Nichole Hixson of Tampa, Florida, Claudia Gwyn Hixson, Woody Hixson, Cara Gabriell Hixson, Mark Patrick and Kayla Patrick, Lindsey Marie Hixson, Dalton Anthon and Beth Hixson, Terry Lynn and Ashland Owens III, and Wade Parton, all of Greene County, Jadyn Christine and Bronson Conner Shelton of Telford, Tennessee, Ricky Alan Morrison and Bailee Morrison of Georgetown, Kentucky, and Kyle Morrison and Chris Morrison of Mosheim; several aunts, uncles, and cousins; and a host of special caring friends, including: Dr. Brad Strange and staff, Dr. Dharmen Patel and staff, Carolyn Justice, and his special pet companion, “Little Bit”.

The family would also like to send a special thanks to the nursing staff of the 3rd floor at Laughlin Memorial Hospital. The family will receive friends at Kiser-Rose Hill Funeral Home from 4-6 p.m. Sunday preceding the funeral service at 6:00 p.m. in Kiser-Rose Hill Chapel. Rev. Richard Long will officiate.

Interment will follow at 1:00 p.m. Monday at GreeneLawn Memory Gardens. It is requested that family and friends meet at 12:15 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home to go in procession to the committal service.

His pallbearers are Tony Morrison, Lynn Hixson, Archie Monroe, Kendall Parton, Ricky Morrison Jr., Charles Parker, Leroy Carter, Doug Tolley, and Thomas Gulley.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting memorial donations be made to the charity of your choice.

Services

  • Visitation

    Sunday, March 27, 2011

  • Funeral Service

    Sunday, March 27, 2011

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JoAnn Ricker

April 5, 2011

To all the family,

We are very sorry.

May God be with you all, and comfort you.

Sincerely,
Freddie & JoAnn Ricker

Adalyn Henry

March 30, 2011

I am sorry for the loss of Allen, here on Earth but there is much joy in knowing he is with the Lord. I am glad he is no longer in pain. I know he will be greatly missed. I am praying for comfort for the family. May God bless each of you and give you comfort in this time of loss.

Ronnie & Cathy Harmon, Steve, Misty & Andy

March 28, 2011

We are so sorry for your loss and our prayer is that God will comfort you and give you peace in knowing that Allen is with the Lord now. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Roger & Cindy McCamey

March 28, 2011

We are so sorry for your loss and may God bless you and your family is our prayer.

March 27, 2011

Lisa Marie and Cel: We wish to send you our sympathy on your loss. Sincerely, Becky and Tom Ashley

Tom & Joleen Leary

March 27, 2011

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Jill Parton

March 26, 2011

Dear Uncle Allen,
You have always held a Special Place in my heart! and now in my son's as well. Your sweet spirit of unconditional love has always brought a smile to my face. Thank you for all the wonderful memories...and for always loving us too! I know you are not in pain now, but it's hard to give up such a Sweet Uncle! I love you Uncle Allen. Jill

Wade Parton

March 26, 2011

To My Great Uncle Allen,
I am so glad you have been part of my life. I will miss you so much, but Mommy and Mommaw have promised me that you are not in pain anymore. I will miss you and miss praying for you. Thank you for showing me that you loved me too. I will love you always! Wade

Wade Parton

March 26, 2011

Cindy Monroe

March 26, 2011

Dear Uncle Allen,
I believe your heaven will include faithful friends, little children, and innocent pets. You deserve a promised land of love and rest. One of my favorite memories was when you came to Vanderbilt in Nashville to visit me after a surgery. You came into my room with a gigantic E.T. doll for me. You loved surprises as much is I do! The selfish girl in me will miss her Pillsbury Dough Boy collector!!! You were always kind and generous to us as we grew up in our family. Something else that I've already missed is your fun and uplifting text messages. Your messages seem to always beep in just when I needed a little pick-me- up. I love you sweet Allen. You will not be forgotten. Cindy

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