Bruce W. Hixson, 65, of Wurtland, went home to be with his heavenly Father and was met at the gate by his pastor and friend, Paul H. Schmidt Sunday, June 18, 2017, at his residence.
Bruce was born April 26, 1952, in Ashland, a son of the late Robert W. Jr. and Emma Margaret Carr Hixson. In addition to his parents, Bruce was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Robert W. and Thelma Hixson; and his maternal grandparents, Robert and Mada Carr.
Bruce was a member of the First Baptist Church of Grayson where he served as Chairman of the Deacons and as a Sunday school teacher. Bruce loved the Lord and serving others, he never met a stranger. Bruce was also a volunteer at Community Hospice and enjoyed woodworking and riding his Harley Davidson.
Bruce graduated from Paul G. Blazer in 1970 and went on to get a degree in applied science from Ashland Community College and later studied at Boyce Bible College. Bruce served honorably in the Kentucky Army National Guard in the 201st Engineer Bgd.
Bruce worked at National Mine Service Co. and retired from Sun Chemical Inc. and after retirement went back to work for the Greenup County University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Office.
Bruce is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Linda Scott Hixson; two brothers, Robert W. (Marie) Hixson III of Sparks, Nev., and Paul D. (Debi) Hixson of Ashland; a sister, Mary M. (Duane) Gilliam of Argillite; and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and friends who all mourn his passing.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at First Baptist Church of Grayson with Brother Paul Badgett, Brother Roger McCaleb, Brother Josh Schmidt and Brother William Vallance officiating. Burial will be in Bellefonte Memorial Gardens in Flatwoods.
Friends may call after 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church.
Malone Funeral Home in Grayson is in charge of arrangements.
Deacons of the First Baptist Church of Grayson will be serving as pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to FBC Grayson Ministry Center Fund or Community Hospice.
Condolences may be left at malonefuneralhome.com.
Published on  June 19, 2017