Funeral Services for John were held at Clark Family Funeral Chapel in Mt. Pleasant on Tuesday, January 8, 2013, at 1 p.m. with Pastor James Weber officiating. The family received friends on Monday, January 7 from 5 to 9 p.m. at the funeral chapel. Visitation continued on Tuesday from 11 a.m. until the time of service. Memorial contributions may be made to the family. Envelopes will be available at the funeral chapel.
He was born in Gilmore Township in Isabella County on August 17, 1942. He married his wife, Margaret “Peggy” Earnest on March 31, 1962. They raised five (5) children in Montrose, MI until he retired from General Motors in 1991. He loved being on Eight Point Lake and at his place in Florida. He Loved spending time with his children and grandchildren. He was a fantastic singer and guitar player, hosted many jam sessions at his home and his place in Zephyrhills, FL. He was also a loved little league coach and great story teller.
He leaves behind a loving wife of 50 years, Peggy (Earnest) Wixson; five children, Dan (Karen) Wixson, Don (Kim) Wixson, John (Marilyn) Wixson, Debbie (Brad) Gross, and Paul (Christina) Wixson; 11 grandchildren, Samantha (Zach) Franklin, Allison, Alexis, Alyssa, Morgan, Jennifer, Amanda, Austin, John, Brandon, and Wyatt; 2 great-grandchildren, Liam and Elsie; siblings, Arvella (Al) Hanner, James Jr. (Phyllis) Wixson, Don (Pat) Wixson, Ruthann (Rod) Cross, and Georgina (Walt) Coppens.
He was preceded in death by a son, Baby Wixson; parents, James and Beaulah Wixson; brothers, Frank Wixson, Clarence (Shorty) Wixson, and Larry Wixson; and a sister, Bonnie Kolhoff.
You may view John’s obituary online and send a condolence to the family, light a memorial candle, or place a memorial donation at www.clarkfuneralchapel.com.