Oscar Lee Nixon, 68, passed away  Monday, Dec. 14, 2009 at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Evansville.

He was born July 10, 1941 in Pike County to Herschel and Imogene (Powers) Nixon. 

He lived in the Oakland City area since 1981, moving from Hawaii.  He retired as a sergeant in 2001 from the US Army Reserve and also worked for the U.S. Postal Service. 

He currently was a truck driver for Nass & Sons.  He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and Vietnam War. He was awarded several medals while in service including two Purple Hearts and two Bronze Stars.  He was a former member of the VFW 1147 in Princeton.

 Oscar is survived by his three daughters, Christina Nixon of Evansville, Stacy Nixon and Erin Nixon both of Oakland City; a son, Frank Nixon of Evansville; five grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Melvin “Moe” and Myrna Nixon of Oakland City; and three sisters and brothers-in-law, Barbara Maxis of Otwell, Naomi “Neem” and Tommy Liggett of Dixon, Ky. and Kay and Ed Schuessler of Winslow.

 He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Cecil Nixon; and brother-in-law, Steve Maxis.

 Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday Dec. 19, 2009 at Corn-Colvin Funeral Home in Oakland City with the Rev. Terryl Almond officiating. Burial will be in Williams Cemetery near Winslow. VFW Post 1147 will provide full military rites at the cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Friday and from 8 a.m. until service time on Saturday at the funeral home.