William David Nixon, 97, of Clinton, passed away 5:15 a.m. Friday (Jan. 22, 2016) at Manor Court, Clinton.


Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Mausoleum Park Cemetery, Clinton, with J. Kent Hickerson officiating. There will be no visitation. Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, is in charge of arrangements.


Memorials may be directed to First Christian Church, Clinton.


David was born Jan. 12, 1919, in DeWitt County, the son of William McKinley and Alma (Lafferty) Nixon. He married Mary Alice Baird in 1941 in Cape Girardeau, Mo. She passed away Dec. 15, 2002.


Survivors include his daughter, Judith Ann (Larry) Andes, Audrey, Texas; three grandsons, Tom (Keri) Andes, Wheaton; Jon (Sandy) Andes, Plainfield; and Don (Lisa) Andes, Hernando, Fla.; six great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; siblings, Joseph (Martha) Nixon and Virginia Ryan, both of Clinton, and Ted (Jean) Nixon, Minier.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Sheldon Nixon; and one sister, Helen Baker.


David lived in DeWitt County his entire life. He was a successful farmer. After retiring, he enjoyed drinking coffee at McDonald's. He was a wonderful man and will be missed by many.

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