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STANLEY GEORGE HIXSON Obituary
Stanley George Hixson, "Born in Chicago, Ill., but made in Japan," he always said, because his father was stationed as a Chaplain in Japan in 1946 for the Armed Forces. Raised in Kansas City, Kan., Stan Hixson was the son of Dr. George S. Hixson and Alice D. Hixson. He attended Mark Twain Elementary and Wyandotte High school. He graduated from William Jewell College in 1968 then enlisted in the US Air Force where he was a photographer. He met his wife Alice Ray on a tour of Europe in 1971 - their first date being a tour of the Heidelberg castle. They were married in St. Joseph, Mo., on May 25, 1975. Stan worked in public relations in Successful Living Christian Books in Edina, Minn. There he developed a large distribution network of Christian book racks in Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas. Later, he taught leadership and speech and writing at the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., and finally continued his federal career with the Department of the Navy in Arlington, Va. In his retirement he sold Christian T-shirts under the name, Great Ideas. Stan passed away March 5, 2014. Stan is survived by his wife, Alice Ray Hixson; brother, Philip Hixson; children, Polly Alice McCann, Jay Stanley Hixson, Christa Miller (and husband Chreston Miller), and Michael Wayne Hixson; his grandchildren, Sophia I. McCann, Benjamin G. McCann, Hannah R. Miller, and David C. Miller, and many close relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, Alice D. Hixson and George S. Hixson and granddaughter, Rose Mary McCann. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, March 10, at the Amos Family Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home followed by burial with military honors at Shawnee Mission Memorial Gardens. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Fisher House Foundation, www.fisherhouse.org or to Wycliffe Bible Translators www.wycliffe.org. Condolences may be left at www.amosfamily.com Arr.: Amos Family Funeral Home and Crematory, (913) 631-5566. The Amos Family Funeral Home, Crematory, Chapels. 913-631-5566 amosfamily.com
Published in Kansas City Star on Mar. 7, 2014
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