JACKSON - Jack Bixler, 79, formerly of Sikeston, died at 10:20 p.m. Jan. 3, 2003, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center.
Born Jan. 21, 1923, at Atkins, Ark., son of the late Bertie and Katie Muirhead Bixler, he was a member of Murray Lane Baptist Church and had served in the U.S. Army during World War II. A member of the American Legion and Masonic Lodge in Cape Girardeau, he was part owner and an accountant with an accounting firm in Arkansas.
Survivors include: one son, Jack A. Bixler of New Madrid; one daughter, Krystal L. Williamson of Sherwood, Ark.; one sister, Berdine Hampton of Lansing, Mich.; and a special friend, Caroline Ruch of Jackson; and seven grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by one daughter, Rose Henry; six brothers; and two sisters.
Visitation is from 5-8 p.m. today at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel where services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Monday with the Rev. Kelley Grubbs, pastor of Murray Lane Baptist Church, officiating.
Burial will follow in the Matthews Cemetery.