William Franklin Hix
October 31, 1932 – November 2, 2018
Mr. William Franklin Hix, age 86, of Winder, passed away peacefully on Friday, November 2, 2018.
Mr. Hix was a native of Winder and Athens. He is the son of the late John Franklin Hix and Ruby Jewel Bullock Hix. In addition to his parents, he is proceeded in death by his first wife of 52 years, Mrs. Mattie Lou Hix; brother Lewis Hix; sisters and brother-in-laws, Edna (Raymond) Nunn and Geneva (Winfred) Brown; and step-daughter, Donna Webber Clayton.
Mr. Hix is survived by his loving wife of 14 years, Mrs. Betty Webber Hix of Winder; daughter, Marsha Norris (Don Gill); son, Gregory Franklin (Teresa) Hix of Conyers; step-son, Michael (Robyn) Webber of South Fork, Colorado and Scott (Patti) Webber of Gainesville; sister-in-law, Becky Hix and Carolyn Jackson; grandchildren, Clayton Lee (Lourann) Norris; Stephanie Hix (Joey) Smith, and Sam (Christy) Gill; great-grandchildren, Sadie Marie, Maddie Kate, and Ava Grace Smith; Mr. Hix is also survived by a host of extended family and friends.
Mr. Hix was a member of the First Baptist Church of Winder and the East Athens Baptist Church. Throughout his career, Mr. Hix was the owner of William F. Hix Construction Company. He is remembered for being a strict perfectionist in everything that he did. Mr. Hix attended various organizations; he was the President of the Civitan Club of East Athens and the Bulldog Camping Club. Mr. Hix served the United States faithfully in the Army during the Korean conflict and continued to attend his military reunions many years after his honorable discharge from the military.
The funeral service to honor and celebrate the life of Mr. William Franklin Hix will be held on Monday, November 5, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. in the chapel of Smith Funeral Home with Rev. Irby Stanley officiating. Burial will follow the service at Barrow Memorial Gardens. The family will be receiving friends on Monday from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.
The family has respectfully requested that in leiu of flowers, donations be made in memory of Mr. Hix to Silverleaf Memory Care in Athens or to Inspiring Hospice due to the loving care that they provided.
Smith Funeral Home, Winder, is entrusted with the arrangements.
- Visitation Monday, November 5, 2018
- Celebration of Life Monday, November 5, 2018