(CEDARTOWN, Ga.) William Byron Nix Sr., 74, of Cedartown, Ga., died Friday, Dec. 25, 2020.

The funeral will be Thursday, Dec. 31, at 2 p.m. ET in the chapel of Freeman Harris Funeral Home with the Rev. Wayne Benefield and Britt Madden Jr. officiating. Interment will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Rockmart, with military honors given by the Army National Guard and American Legion Brown-Wright Post #12 Honor Guard.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m.

He was born Oct. 13, 1946, in Floyd County, Ga., son of the late Woodrow Wilson Nix and the late Mildred Edwards Nix. He attended First Baptist Church of Wedowee and First Baptist Church of Cedartown. Mr. Nix began his teaching career in 1969, becoming principal of Rockmart Junior High School, Rockmart High School, Rock Mills Junior High School, and retiring from Randolph County High School. He served in the National Guard from 1970-1977 and U.S. Army Reserves 1977-1995 and during Desert Storm in 1991. He served for 25 years ane earned the rank of master sergeant.

Mr. Nix is survived by his wife of 51 years, Nancy Stephens Nix of Cedartown; daughter, Amy Jeanette Nix of Cedartown; and son, William Byron "Billy" Nix Jr. (Maxine) of Cape Coral, Fla. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Jerry Nix, John Nix and Aaron Nix.

Freeman Harris Funeral Home, Rockmart, Ga.

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