Willie (Bill) Jacob Nix, Jr. of North Augusta, SC was born on March 5, 1947 in Goldsboro, N.C. He died on April 13, 2022 at The Place at Shadow Oaks in Aiken. He was preceded in death by his parents, Willie and Mary Nix. Bill has one sister, Kay McPeake (Ernest) of North Augusta and one brother, James Nix (Lea) of Aiken. He has several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
Bill graduated from Manning High School, Manning, SC where he received the Superlative “Wittiest” of his Senior class. Bill enjoyed making people laugh and never met a stranger. After high school he enlisted in the U.S.M.C. and served in the Vietnam War where he received several medals and citations, including the Meritorious Service Medal. Bill graduated from the Cincinnati School of Mortuary Science. He worked at several funeral homes as an embalmer and director before and after he retired from DSM Chemical Plant in Augusta.
Bill was active in the North Augusta Jaycees and received many awards. As President he presided over the largest and last Augusta - North Augusta Jaycees Christmas Parade. Bill was a charter member of the Riverfront Marines Detachment #1132 in North Augusta. He was active with Toys for Tots and volunteered at the Uptown V.A. Hospital where he enjoyed helping all of our service men and women.
Visitation will be on Monday, April 18th from 5-7pm at Rowland-Ford Funeral Home, 637 Martintown Rd North Augusta, SC. Chris Wyatt will officiate over Bill’s funeral at Copeland Funeral Service Chapel, 1 Copeland Dr. Beaufort, SC at 12 noon on Tuesday, April 19th. Bill will receive full Military Honors at 1 pm at the Committal Shelter at the Beaufort National Cemetery, 1601 Boundary St. Beaufort, SC and will be laid to rest at this beautiful cemetery.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to Riverfront Marines Detachment #1132. PO Box 6824 North Augusta, SC 29841 or to Hospice Services of S.C. 233 West Avenue North Augusta, SC 29841. Bill’s family wants to thank the staff of Hospice Services of S.C. and Shadow Oaks Assisted Living. Both had excellent staff that made us feel like family. This difficult journey was made incredibly easier because of the love and concern they showered on Bill and his family.
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