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Chapel Hill Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens

8701 Northwest Expressway, Oklahoma City, OK

OBITUARY

Clay "Nick" Barton Nixon Jr.

July 28, 1955February 4, 2020
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Clay “Nick” Barton Nixon Jr., 64, passed away on February 4, 2020, in Edmond, OK. Nick was born on July 28, 1955 to Clay “Bart” Barton Nixon Sr. and Evelyn (Bain) Nixon in Oklahoma City, OK.

Born and bred Oklahoman, the choice to attend the Oklahoma State then University of Oklahoma was easy. This is where he would earn his Bachelor of Architecture Degree. He met his wife Susan in St. Louis and they were married 32 years. They raised three exceptional children, Monica, Stephanie, and Phillip. Nick always gave it his all when it came to his children, he was always there for them through all the ups and downs. He loved them big and passed on life lessons that each of them will carry on as a legacy to him:

1. Be honest always, with everyone. 2. Work hard and always give your best effort. 3. Cherish your family and friends. 4. Don’t forget, all you ever have is family. 5. Don’t spend time doing things you don’t enjoy.

Nick and his father were great business partners. Balanced each other well. His father taught him drafting when he was young helping his father with plans. When he graduated college he worked for his father at Glover, Smith, Nixon, Bode and then they went out on their own and formed Nixon and Associates, Inc. an Engineering and Architectural firm, with Nick as the architect and Bart as the Engineer. It was a wonderful time. Their proudest moments together were when they received the Class A license to practice architecture in China and later receiving a Design Award from the government of Guangdong, China Government for their Olympic Stadium design. Honorable Mention for Design Excellence, Oklahoma Chapter AIA and the Solomon Andrew Layton Award for Masonry Design for their office building.

When he was not working he loved to cook and grill to the point of perfecting recipes and putting his spin on making them delicious and spicy. He also loved detailing his cars especially his Porsche, researching and finding the best products to have the most beautiful shine and sharing his finds with friends and neighbors. He loved to watch the Sooners and Cowboys especially when we lived in Minnesota and Pennsylvania. He was happy to have the opportunity to return to Oklahoma in 2018 after being away for 14 years. He was finally back in one of the places he loved. He had missed Oklahoma, his friends, and most of all the weather. He loved traveling to the Upper Peninsula in Michigan, each year, to meet with old friends to go snowmobiling. He frequently traveled to Hawaii for work, and fell in love with the islands. This was the perfect place, a place he dreamed of living and said a perfect day for him would be toes in the sand, looking out a the ocean, wearing a Hawaiian shirt, flip flops, and enjoying a margarita.

Nick is survived by wife, Susan Marie (Rose) Nixon of Edmond, OK; daughters, Monica and Stephanie Nixon of Virginia; son, Phillip Nixon of Edmond, OK; and brother, Gary Alan Nixon of Oklahoma City, OK.

A funeral mass will be held in honor of Nick’s life on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at Christ the King Catholic Church, 8005 Dorset Dr., Nichols Hills, OK 73120. Interment will be beside his parents at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens.

  • FAMILY

  • Clay "Bart" Barton Nixon Sr., Father (deceased)
  • Evelyn (Bain) Nixon, Mother (deceased)
  • Susan Marie (Rose) Nixon, Wife
  • Monica Nixon, Daughter
  • Stephanie Nixon, Daughter
  • Phillip Nixon, Son
  • Gary Alan Nixon, Brother
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Bill Deppen
  • Charles Hirschi
  • Richard Buchanan
  • Chuck Harryman
  • Rich Crisp
  • Will Sullens
  • Jason Roberts
  • David Munn
  • David Kraszewski
  • Chris Wisniewski

Services

  • Funeral Mass Tuesday, February 11, 2020

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Hosrow Aframian

February 14, 2020

On 2-4-2020, we had a phone conversation and now I am very sad. My thought and prayers are with his family. Rest in peace.
H. Aframian

Richard Crisp

February 11, 2020

Nick was a good friend and will be missed immensely. My thoughts and prayers are with Sue and the kids. May he rest in peace and may God hold him in His grace forever. Aloha my friend.

Rich Crisp

Fletcher & Marci Adams

February 10, 2020

We pray for the family to heal over time and remember all the love shared as a family.
Share memories and always express your love to those who live in your heart.

linda carrick

February 10, 2020

So very sorry to hear about the passing of Nick. We send our love and prayers for you Susan and your children. We love you and you are in our thoughts and prayers. May God look over you, Monica, Stephanie, and Philip. Praying for love and comfort for all of you. I know we don't see each other because of distance but you are loved by all.
Love, Bert, Linda, Megan, Brittany, Steve, James, Wyatt, Brian, Kaylen, Reese and Harrison.

Mary Lou Adams

February 10, 2020

Nick was my nieces husband so we shared many family gatherings over the past 30 years. I was very saddened over the recent passing and I send my love and prayers to my lovely niece and her family.
Lovingly,
Marylou

Deb Richards

February 10, 2020

I had the privilege and honor of working with Nick since 2016. He was a gentleman and added such great dimension to our team with his humor and fabulous knowledge base. Tears are being shed for the loss of our friend. Here is Nick on job-site.

Loraine and Amil Rose

February 9, 2020

We are saddened by the passing of Nick, our son-in-law. May God bless our daughter, Susan and our dear grandchildren Monica, Stephanie and Phillip.

Amil and Loraine Rose

Dave Franklin

February 9, 2020

Nick and his Dad were long time business competitors .... and both very well respected. I enjoyed meeting with Nick at trade shows ... and sometimes at clients offices in passing as we were making project presentations - still competing for the same project. :-) In later years, after many of our friendly meetings, we chose to work together and bond that friendship we had developed over the years. Several trips together, lots of smiles, good times and a great friendship.... you will be missed my dear friend!!!

Brock Adams

February 8, 2020

In the weeks ahead may you be surround by friends and family to provide the comfort and peace that surpasses all understanding.
May God continue to help you work through every difficult circumstance as you continue to be there for Monica, Stephanie and Phillip. "For I know the plans I have for YOU," declares the Lord, "Plans to prosper YOU and not to harm YOU, plans to give YOU hope and a future." ---Jeremiah 29:11 NIV

Our thoughts, love and prayers,
Brock, Brock Christopher, Jared, & Carson Adams