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Charles Lee Nix, Sr., age 63, of Grantville, passed away September 30, 2019.
Charles was born in Sacramento, KY, on September 6, 1956. He spent his childhood in Kentucky alongside his sister, Denise. The family moved to Florida where Charles graduated from Lakeland High School. He worked several jobs during his time in Florida. Most significantly, Charles worked in pottery sales where he met his future bride, Suzan. The couple was wed in 1977. They had 3 daughters and 1 son. In 1980 the Nix family moved to Pennsylvania, where they spent the next 9 years. In 1989 there was yet another move to Georgia where Charles worked as a metal fabricator until his eventual retirement in 2002.
Charles was a long-time member of Knights of Columbus and St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church in Sharpsburg. Affectionately known as “Poppy” or “Poppop,” he was a dedicated father and grandfather. He was a true family man who was always there for his loved ones when they needed him. Charles was outgoing and fun. He was a true character and the jokester of the family. He was stubborn in his ways but had a big heart. Charles enjoyed reading and woodworking. He was a fan of NASCAR and UK basketball. He spent his time cutting grass on his lawnmower and grilling for his family. He enjoyed the company of his canine companion Tank. His lovable spirit will never be forgotten by his wife, children, grandchildren and great-granddaughter.
Charles was preceded in death by his parents: Charlie and Martha Nix; brother: Cary Sallee; beloved pet dog: Angel. He is survived by his wife of 42 years: Suzan Marie Nix of Grantville; daughters and sons-in-law: Suzan and Bob Easter of Gettysburg, PA, Virginia and Tim Baker of Senoia, Mary and Tommy Youngblood of Grantville; son: Charles Lee Nix, Jr. and fiancé Kathy of Newnan; grandchildren: Hannah and husband Phil, Nate, Ashlyn, Anthony Cole, Jake, Elizabeth and fiancé Justin, Aidan, David, Jacob and Selena; great-granddaughter: Riley; siblings and their spouses: Ronald and Marge Tanner of Elsmere, KY, Donald and Joyce Tanner of Sacramento, KY, Dean and Donna Newcome of Indiana, Ben Ashby of Plant City, FL, Stanley Higgs, and Denise Ward of New Port Richey, FL.
A memorial service will be held at St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church in Sharpsburg on October 12th at 10 am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mr. Nix’s honor to the American Cancer Society, Cancer.org. The Nix family is being assisted by Georgia Cremation, 1086 Hwy 54 West, Fayetteville. Messages of condolence may be left at www.GeorgiaCremation.com.