Richard R. Wixson Sr., 77, of 19 Miller St., passed away Tuesday (March 3, 2015) at his residence, surrounded by is loving family.
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Born March 12, 1937 in Bradford, he was a son of the late Frederick and Evelyn Shipman Wixson. On Sept. 22, 1956 in St. Bernard Church, he married Vivian Mary Pascale Wixson, who preceded him in death.
He attended Bradford Schools.
He managed several service stations in the Cleveland, Ohio, area for many years. He returned to Bradford and worked for Race Buick, detailing cars. In his later years, he worked as a greeter for Walmart.
He was an avid outdoors man, enjoyed camping, hunting and fishing as well as enjoying music and playing the guitar. He also enjoyed reading the Bible.
He is survived by four daughters, Dolores (Christopher) Stratton of Bradford, Roxann (Donald) Lincoln in Ohio, Cynthia Wixson in Ohio and Vivian (Shannon) Shroyer of Eldred; a son, Richard Wixson Jr. of Bradford; 16 grandchildren, Michelle Sprester, Tina Allen, James Wixson, Christopher Stratton Jr., Donald Lincoln III, Steven Lincoln, Joey Wixson, Shannon Wojtkiewicz, Kevin Kerscmar, Brian Wixson, Justin Wixson, Nathanael Shroyer, Hannah Shroyer, Britni Wixson, Taylor Wixson and Serena Wixson; 19 great-grandchildren with one great-grandchild and a great-great-grandchild on the way; a brother, Ronald (Joyce) Wixson in Ohio; and many nieces and nephews and his companion, Natalie Reynolds.
In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by four sisters, Jean Drugg, Barbara Neely, Sandra Heysham and Greta June Wixson; and four brothers, Robert Wixson, William Wixson, Sonny Wixson and James Wixson.
Friends are invited to call from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc., East Main Street, where a memorial service will be held at 2 p.m.
Memorial contributions, if desired can be made to St. Jude's Children Research or to the
Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com
Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.
372 East Main Street
Bradford, PA 16701
Published in The Bradford Era from Mar. 5 to Mar. 11, 2015