CLEVELAND - George Brown Mixon, Jr. age 91, of Cleveland, MS passed away on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at his home.
Visitation will be held Friday March 30, 2018 from 12:00 Noon to 1:00 PM at the Interstate Baptist Church in Shaw. Funeral Services will follow at 1:00 PM at Interstate Baptist Church in Shaw, MS. Burial will be in the Interstate Baptist Church Cemetery. Reverend Robert Haney and Reverend Dave Granville will officiate the services.
George was born on June 4, 1926 to George Brown Mixon, Sr. and Nannie (Mayo) Mixon in Skene, MS. He attended Boyle Schools and worked on the family farm until he enlisted in the United States Army. He served in the 778th Tank Battalion in Central Europe during World War II where he obtained the rank of Corporal and received 2 Bronze Stars for his service. After returning home from the war, he married Maxine Volk in 1947. George worked at Misceramic Tile for many years before opening Mixon's Grocery and Lawn Mower Repair in Shaw, MS. Mr. Mixon retired in 2011 after having moved his lawn mower repair shop to his home. George was a long-time member of Interstate Baptist Church. In his younger years he enjoyed fishing, hunting, playing music with family and dancing with his lovely wife. He also enjoyed spending quality time with his family.
Mr. Mixon was preceded in death by his parents, George Mixon, Sr. and Nannie Lou Mixon; wife, Maxine Volk Mixon; Son, Jeff Mixon; sister, Hazel McMurray; two brothers, J W Mixon and Wilber Mixon.
He is survived by Daughter, Jere Lynn (Scot) Douglass of Dalzell, SC; 4 Grandchildren; Courtney and Kenliegh Douglass, Jessica and Jeffery Mixon. He also leaves a host of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers are Lewis Sellers, Tommy McMurray, Robert Mayo, Jr., Skeeter Bowen, Tommy Nichols and Rocky Vaughn. Honorary pallbearers are Wayne Green.
Memorials may be made to St Jude Children’s Hospital 501 St Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105, American Cancer Society P.O. Box 22478 Oklahoma City, OK 73123 or American Heart Association 7272 Greenville Ave. Dallas, TX 75231.
Cleveland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. The on-line guest register may be signed at www.clevelandfuneralhome.net