Francis Raymond Nixon, 83, of Mooresville, N.C., passed away on Thursday, September 22, 2022. He was born on September 17, 1939 in Clarkston, Wash., to the late Newton and Bertha Winnifred Nixon.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded by his brother, Theodore Nixon; and great-grandson, Nolan Thomas.

He is survived by his loving wife, Diane Kroll Nixon; children, Dennis Nixon, Pamela Thomas (Steven) and Dawn Holthaus (Kenneth); sister, Jean Domin; grandchildren, Kristopher Thomas (Steffani), Kyle Thomas (Alexandra), and Samantha Joe Nixon; and great-grandchildren, Parker Thomas, Emmett Thomas, and Rowan Thomas.

Mr. Nixon was a foreman for 35 years at JJ Collins Bindery in Woodridge, Ill., and 15 years as a bus driver at Providence Catholic High School in New Lenox, Ill. He attended St. Therese Catholic Church. He enjoyed golfing, boating and watching his grandchildren play in sports. His pride and joy was his family.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Providence Catholic High School, 1800 W Lincoln Highway, New Lenox, IL 60451.

Cavin-Cook Funeral Home and Crematory, Mooresville, is serving the family. Condolences may be sent to the family at

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