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Rev. James "Jim" G.
Rev. James "Jim" G. Nixon, 72, of Whitehouse, OH, passed into the presence of his Lord on July 14, 2014, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg, OH. He was born October 20, 1941, in Butler, PA, to William and Alice (Logan) Nixon.
Jim graduated from Russell High School in East Point, GA in 1959, where he participated in ROTC and football. He earned football honors his senior year with the All-Greater Atlanta Class AAA high school team. He received his bachelor's degree from The Georgia Institute of Technology in 1966 and a master of business administration from Georgia State College in 1967. After three years as a loan officer for Fulton Federal Savings and Loan, Atlanta, GA, Jim felt God's calling to the Ministry. He then attended and graduated from Dallas Theological Seminary with a Master of Theology Degree in 1974. Upon graduation, Jim moved his family to the Toledo, Ohio area, where he ministered in various positions until death. Jim pastored Bethany Baptist Church in Sylvania, OH from 1974-1986 and Brailey Union Church, Swanton, OH from 1986 until his official retirement in 2006. From 1976-1986, Jim taught, and was president for a period, at Toledo's Center for Biblical Studies. In retirement, Jim continued to serve the Lord in various positions, as a Sunday school teacher at Monclova Road Baptist Church in Monclova, Ohio and as a visiting pastor for two years at Swanton Alliance Church in Swanton, Ohio. Throughout his 40 year ministry, Jim served on numerous boards of religious and civic organizations.
Jim married Bonnie June (Gevas) September 22, 1967. She survives along with sons, Michael Scott (Debbie) of Homestead, FL, James David (Michelle) of Whitehouse, OH, Daniel Paul (Rachel) of Whitehouse, OH, and
Andrew Brian of Swanton, OH; grandchildren, Kayla, Naomi, Michael Jr., William, Gabrielle, Eli, Esther Joy, and Abraham; brother,
William (Joan) of Lee's Summit, MO, and sister, Nancy (Mark) Eckman of Douglasville, GA. He was preceded in death by his
Visitation will take place Friday, July 18, 2014, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Peinert-Dunn Funeral Home, Whitehouse, OH. Funeral Services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at Monclova Road Baptist Church. Rev. Russ Merrin and Rev. Howard Dial officiating. Interment will follow in Roth Memorial Cemetery in Monclova, OH.
The family suggests giving memorials to The Gideon's International or Hospice of Northwest Ohio. To leave an online memory, please visit:
As for me, I know that my Redeemer lives, and at the last He will take His stand on the earth. Job 19:25
Peinert-Dunn Funeral Home
6603 Providence Street Whitehouse, OH 43571
Published in Toledo Blade on July 17, 2014