James Gillis "Bix" Burrus Bixler, 60, formerly of Shelbyville and Lexington, passed away Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at the University of Louisville Hospital in Louisville. He was born June 16, 1953 in Woodford County to Anna Belle Bixler Mendoza of Lawrenceburg and James Gillis Burrus of Lexington.
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He was a self employed auto body repairman and owner of Bixler's Body Shop in Lexington.
He was a talented musician playing the lead guitar and vocals and enjoyed building furniture.
Besides his parents Bix is survived by his children, Katrisha Waldridge, Rashawn Shemir Gillie, Tony White, Carey McGrath, Martarious "Tye" Bixler, Jessica McKinney, and Jason Bixler; aunts and uncle, Linda L. Bixler, Nancy L. Russell, William Earl Bixler., and a host of cousins and grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son James Dixon; two step fathers Thomas Jackie Thurman and Frank Woodley; grandparents Alice and Wallace "PeeWee" Bixler, Raymond and Hallie Jones Burrus; aunt and uncle Alice Pearl Bixler and Wallace "Turkey" Bixler.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. today (Wednesday, May 14) at Ritchie & Peach Funeral Home. Revs. Danny Murphy, George Wilson and J.K. Cunningham will officiate. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Hills Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to the
Ritchie & Peach Funeral Home - LAWRENCEBURG
701 N MAIN ST PO Box 730
Lawrenceburg, KY 40342
Published in The Anderson News on May 14, 2014