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Eugene Gene Nix

Obituary for Eugene Gene Nix

March 20, 1923 - May 23, 2017
Greenwood, Indiana | Age 94


Eugene "Gene" Nix

94 of Greenwood passed away May 23, 2017. He was born to the late Elsie Edna (Ramsay) & John Brady Nix on March 20, 1923 in Gary, Indiana. After graduating from Emerson High School in 1941, he obtained a degree in education from Western Kentucky. Thereafter, he joined the united States Army and served in the Korean War as an Army Counter Intelligence Officer. After being discharged in 1956, he obtained a law degree from Blackstone School of Law and later began working for State Farm Insurance where he retired in 1987 as a claim superintendent. Gene was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ, Greenwood Rotary, American Legion Post #252, VFW and Warrior's Hope.

He served 10 years on the Greenwood City Planning Commission, 18 years on the Greenwood Park Board and 10 years on Indiana State Park Board.

Gene was preceded in death by his wife, Viola (Clowdis) Nix; daughter, Melissa Nix and 4 siblings.

He is survived by his children, Debra Nix, Bruce (Janice) Nix, MaryAnn (Justin) Northrup; brother, Richard (Bev) Nix; four grandchildren, Jordan Nix, Jared Nix, Erica Croteau, Amber Mansfield; five great grandchildren.

Calling will be Friday, May 26 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Greenwood Chapel 481 W. Main St. Greenwood, Indiana. Funeral service will be 12:00 PM Saturday, May 27th at St. John's United Church of Christ 7031 S. East Street, Indianapolis, IN 46227 with calling from 11:00 am to service time.

Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Greenwood, IN.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial contributions can be made to Greenwood Parks & Recreation 100 Surina Way, Greenwood, IN 46143 and or St. John's United Church of Christ.

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