Billy Ray Nix (Bill), 83, of Scaly Mountain, North Carolina passed away on March 14, 2021. He was born September 21, 1937 to the late Marvin and Rhoda Nix.
Bill was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He was preceded in death by two brothers, John Marvin Nix, Jr. (Junior) and Richard Nix. He is survived by his wife, Jean Nix, and his two children, Curtis Nix and Judy Marchman (Ben). He is also survived by his three grandchildren: Michael Nix, Sam Nix, and Ashley Marchman.
Bill was a lifelong resident of Scaly Mountain, North Carolina. He worked with the US Forest Service until his retirement, where he worked mostly with timber. He loved to be outdoors and in the woods. His favorite pastimes were hunting and fishing. He was an avid gardener, and he had the most beautiful garden every year.
Bill also loved to listen to gospel and bluegrass music, watch old Westerns on the TV, and spend time with his friends and family. Bill was a member of Battle Branch Baptist Church in Clayton, Georgia and loved the Lord very much.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, March 17 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM at Battle Branch Baptist Church. The funeral service will immediately follow at 1:00 PM with Pastor Madison McCrackin and Rev. Oliver Rice officiating. Burial will follow at the Methodist Cemetery in Scaly Mountain, North Carolina.
Per Covid-19 guidelines, masks and social distancing will be required at the service.
Hunter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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