Leget "Gene" Eugene Nixon
September 1, 1956 – April 16, 2020
Gene Nixon September 1, 1956 - April 16, 2020.
Gene was a former long time resident of Homer, AK passed away on April 16, 2020 at his residence in Marble Falls, TX. He is survived by his wife Ava Jones, father James Nixon, sister Julia Nixon and brother John Nixon. Gene was born in Baton Rouge, LA and served proudly in the U.S. Army as a helicopter mechanic with the 101st Airborne. After his military service he moved to Homer, AK and started a long career with the Homer Electric Association where he was shop manager overseeing the fleet of heavy equipment used to maintain power on the Lower Kenai Peninsula.
After Gene retired from HEA in 2011, he and his wife Ava moved to Marble Falls, TX where they spent many happy times exploring their new home state and soaking up the warm Texas sun. Gene was passionate about snow machining, loved motorcycle riding and enjoyed classic car restoration projects. Gene was also very involved the local adult Soap Box Derby league and won several awards. In lieu of flowers please do what Gene would do - donate to your local animal rescue center.
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Leget "Gene" Eugene Nixon
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May 29, 2020
I met Gene when I was 16 years old. I had the privilege to work for him as a mechanic helper in the H.E.A shop in Homer for a year during my junior year in high school. He was an amazing man and someone I always looked up to. He taught me many skills I use everyday in life and I know iam a better person for knowing him. Gene I'll always remember you and your forever in my heart.
May 16, 2020
Gene was my brother-in-law, a brother from another mother. He always could make me laugh so hard I’d almost p my pants. Gene and I shared jokes together often, especially when Ava brought Gene to meet me. On a trip to Homer, we played with little rubber band airplanes and had a blast. We had a tournament to see who could keep it flying the longest. Three women and Gene out in the yard having fun. Of course he won, and we gave him an award. “Big Girl Panties” he loved it. I was honored and blessed to have been his sister if only for a short time.
May 4, 2020
It was a privilege to know Gene. In his employment at Homer Electric he displayed his willingness to go the extra mile to further the work of the line crews, and the skill and determination needed to maintain a wide variety of vehicles and equipment with limited resources. Gene showed this same spirit in his personal relations outside of work; he was always willing to help a friend - even when the task required him to stretch outside his usual areas of knowledge. He will be remembered kindly by the many that he touched in this community.
April 18, 2020
My memories of my time with Gene always make me smile. We ate lunch together for years and battled against each other to see who could complete the Jumble first. I am truly honored to have known him and say he was my friend.