OBITUARY

Ralph "Butch" Stanley Nixon

July 13, 1940December 28, 2018
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Ralph Stanley Nixon, 78,of Mesa, Arizona, passed away on December 28, 2018 in Tempe, Arizona.

Ralph was born in Keokuk, Iowa on July 13, 1940 to Ralph and Thelma Nixon. He graduated from Payson High School and married Shirley Ann Platt on December 19, 1959. He worked as a shipping clerk for the Lockheed Martin company. In his spare time Ralph had a passion for building model planes, cars and boats.

He is survived by his wife Shirley Ann Nixon, daughter Tammy (Travis) Jo Spencer, son Tad (Kimberly) Allen Nixon, and grandchildren Allen Vincent Spencer, John Alexander Spencer, Angela Cahill, Anthony Asaro, Alysse Vanchina, and Adrianna Asaro. Ralph also leaves behind several nieces and nephews and will be missed by many friends. Ralph was preceded in death by his sister, Jeri Sutton.

A celebration of Ralph's life will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, January 4th at Lakeshore Mortuary. A reception will follow at 4:00 p.m. in Lakeshore's reception room.

  • FAMILY

  • Shirley Ann Nixon, Wife
  • Tammy Jo Spencer, Daughter
  • Travis Spencer, Son-in-law
  • Tad Allen Nixon, Son
  • Kimbery Nixon, Daughter-in-law
  • Allen Vincent Spencer, Grandson
  • John Alexander Spencer, Grandson
  • Angela Cahill, Granddaughter
  • Anthony Asaro, Grandson
  • Alysse Vanchina, Granddaughter
  • Adrianna Asaro, Granddaughter
  • Ralph also leaves behind several nieces and nephews and many friends.

Services

  • Celebration of Life Friday, January 4, 2019
  • Reception Friday, January 4, 2019
REMEMBERING

Ralph "Butch" Stanley Nixon

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Bob and Isabel Ballard

January 3, 2019

Shirley, we have many fond memories from the years we have shared together. Our friendship started when we shared the leading of the youth group with you and Ralph at Madison Park Christian Church in Quincy, IL and continued on when we helped start Payson Road Christian Church. When the two of you moved to Arizona our relationship has continued on. Our hearts are saddened by your loss, and our thoughts and prayers are with you. Give our love and comfort to Tad and Tammy.
Friends in Christ,
Bob and Isabel

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