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Family Funeral Care

4925 Summer Ave, Memphis, TN

OBITUARY

Dan H. Nix

February 24, 1944August 31, 2019
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Dan H. Nix died on August 31, 2019. He was born to Casey A. and Alma Doolin Nix on February 24, 1944 in Paris, TX. Though he lived many places throughout his life, he settled in Memphis to be near family. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Andy Nix and Nicki Soule, and his two grandchildren Mary Gara and Gray Nix, his sister Mary Delle (Greg) Smolarz. He is predeceased by his parents and brother Larry Nix.

Dan was affectionately known as "PeePaw" by many of his friends, family, and anybody who paused within earshot. (Of course, there are stories behind that.) He attended Baylor University where he played golf and Virginia Tech where he got his doctorate in education. He had many careers during his full life including; college professor, restaurant entrepreneur, golf pro, and music portfolio manager. While small in stature, PeePaw had a gigantic golf game and was particularly gifted at the short game. One of his signature moves was chipping in to win some money from younger guys who could out drive him by scores of yards. He liked scotch whiskey and was reported by several to be the best friend they ever had.

Dan was tough as nails, but had the most gentle of hearts. He will be missed by many. A memorial service will be held at Family Funeral Care on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 11:00 am, with a visitation prior from 10am until 11am.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Dan's name to Birdies for the Brave or the charity of the donor’s choice. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.FamilyFuneralMemphis.com for the Nix family.

  • FAMILY

  • Andy Nix, Son
  • Nicki Soule, Daughter-in-law
  • Mary Gara, Grandchild
  • Gray Nix, Grandchild
  • Mary Delle Smolarz (Greg), Sister
  • He is predeceased by his parents Casey A. and Alma Doolin Nix and brother Larry Nix.
  • DONATIONS

  • Birdies for the Brave or the charity of the donor’s choice

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, September 7, 2019
  • Memorial Service Saturday, September 7, 2019

Memories

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Beth Brock

September 4, 2019

I was honored to recommend and help tour PeePaw as he was considering apartments before he moved to Memphis. Such a lovely man. We were fast friends indeed. I was smitten from the moment I met him.

Dan Conaway

September 3, 2019

When guys your son’s age not only invite you to their golf weekend, they name the weekend after you, that’s special. When they do that for a decade or more, that’s really special.

When you win money from them, that’s incredibly special.

From one Dan to another, single malt in hand, well played, Pee Paw. Well played.

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Biography

Dan H. Nix died on August 31, 2019. He was born to Casey A. and Alma Doolin Nix on February 24, 1944 in Paris, TX. Though he lived many places throughout his life, he settled in Memphis to be near family. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Andy Nix and Nicki Soule, and his two grandchildren Mary Gara and Gray Nix, his sister Mary Delle (Greg) Smolarz. He is predeceased by his parents and brother Larry Nix.

Dan was affectionately known as "PeePaw" by many of his friends, family, and anybody who paused within earshot. (Of course, there are stories behind that.) He attended Baylor University where he played golf and Virginia Tech where he got his doctorate in education. He had many careers during his full life including; college professor, restaurant entrepreneur, golf pro, and music portfolio manager. While small in stature, PeePaw had a gigantic golf game and was particularly gifted at the short game. One of his signature moves was chipping in to win some money from younger guys who could out drive him by scores of yards. He liked scotch whiskey and was reported by several to be the best friend they ever had.

Dan was tough as nails, but had the most gentle of hearts. He will be missed by many. A memorial service will be held at Family Funeral Care on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 11:00 am, with a visitation prior from 10am until 11am.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Dan's name to Birdies for the Brave or the charity of the donor’s choice.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.FamilyFuneralMemphis.com for the Nix family.