RALPH Howard Nix, age 73, of Ralph, died March 15, 2013, at home. Services will be 3 p.m. today at Englewood Baptist Church with Bill Richards officiating. Burial will follow in Tuscaloosa Memorial Park with Tuscaloosa Memorial Chapel Funeral Home directing. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Diana Nix; his daughter, Tina Marie Nix; his mother, Amy Nix; brothers, Bob Nix and Charles Nix; and his sister, Alice Schmitz.
Survivors include his son, Michael Nix and daughter-in-law, Susan; sister, Mary Virginia Nix; brothers, Michael A. Nix (Joyce) and Ronald E. Nix (Betty); and grandchildren, Brian Nix (JeriAnn), Aimee Nix, Emilee Nix, and Sydney Nix.
He was raised in Kaulton. He served his country in the United States Air Force
. He worked at Gulf States Paper, at Jim Walters Mines for McNally Construction, and then retired from B.F. Goodrich. He was a member of Englewood Baptist Church.
Pallbearers will be Brian Nix, Chuck Nix, Tim Nix, David Sanford, Doug Etheridge, Tony Davis, Paul Fetterly, Bobby Christian, and Tony Schmitz Jr.
Honorary pallbearers are 2nd Floor Oncology at DCH, Lewis and Faye Manderson Cancer Center, Hospice of West Alabama, Travis and Bonnie Deerman, Men's Sunday School of Englewood Baptist Church, and Randy Skelton.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Hospice of West Alabama, Paralyzed Veterans of America, or
Condolences may be sent at www.tuscaloosamemorial.com