Samuel Emmett Nixon, Sr., 82, went to be with the Lord on March 29, 2009 at Pulaski Community Hospital. He was the son of the late Clarence Robert Nixon and Daisy Donathan Nixon. He was preceded in death by three children, Samuel Franklin Nixon, Delbert Elgene Nixon Sr., and Carolyn Faye Mustian, two brothers, Abraham and Roy Nixon, and one sister, Ruby Folger. He is survived by his wife of 61 years Colena Haynes Nixon, one brother, George Nixon, two sisters, Ethel Marceau and Betty Nester, two daughters, Brenda Nixon, Nancy Hawley and husband Wayne, five sons, Allen Nixon and wife Tammie, Emmett Nixon, Mark Nixon, Randy Nixon and wife Pat, and Samuel Nixon Jr. He is also survived by 17 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren.
His desire was to donate his body to Science so there will be no services for him at his own request. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to his widow at 2907 Haynes Rd. Pulaski, VA 24301. The family would like to thank all of the nurses and doctors at Pulaski Community Hospital for their help and concern shown to us all during this trying time.