Charles Nix

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Mr. Charles Daniel Nix, 68, of Harrisburg departed this life, March 7, 2015 at the NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Charles was born January 25, 1947 in Harrisburg, Arkansas the son of Charles L. and Wilma (Jones) Nix. His father preceded him in death. He graduated from Harrisburg High School in 1965 and continued his education at Arkansas State University graduated there in 1970. Charles married Miss. Elaine Freeman on June 26, 1969 and they have enjoyed forty-six years of marriage together. He and Elaine owned and managed the local newspaper in Harrisburg, one of few small town newspapers in circulation, called "The Modern News." While there he served as Editor and Publisher of the paper for many years. He served his country in the Arkansas National Guard for six years. Charles was a good man and a respected leader in his community where he served six years as Mayor of Harrisburg, Arkansas. After serving three terms as Poinsett County Judge he retired on January 1, 2015. Charles was a member of the County Judges Association of Arkansas Crowley's Ridge Development Council Board, Governor's Earthquake Advisory Board, and Harrisburg Area Chamber of Commerce. He also served ten years as member of the Harrisburg School Board, American Legion member and served as President in 1978~1979 of the Harrisburg Rotary Club. Charles was also a member and Lay Leader of the First United Methodist Church in Harrisburg, Arkansas. He enjoyed hunting and fishing with his son, Mark. Survivors include his wife of forty-six years, Elaine (Freeman) Nix of the home in Harrisburg, one son, Mark Nix of Harrisburg, his mother, Wilma (Jones) Nix of Harrisburg, one brother, Gary and wife Cindy Nix, one nephew, Kyle all of North Little Rock, Arkansas. Funeral services are 10:00 A. M. Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at the First United Methodist Church in Harrisburg. Visitation is Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at Jackson's Funeral Home in Harrisburg from 5:30 ~ 8:00 P.M. Rev. Clark Atkins, Pastor of the First United Methodist Church, will conduct the service. These men will serve as Active Pallbearers: Larry Mills, Farrell Roberts, Doug Worley, Tommy Bartholomew, Ron Blackbury, Bill Carwell, Randy Jones, Wesley Hooper, and Curtis Sanders. These people will serve as Honorary Pallbearers: Larry Jennings, Michael Ames, Skeeter Blancato, Buzzy Faulkner, Tommy Wimpy, Danny Sample, Kenneth Branum, Clyde Ford, Jerry Heeb, Dirk Owens, Mike Casebier, Rice Van Ausdall, Danny Clements, Randy Dillinger, and the Harrisburg High School Classmates of 1965. Internment will be in Harrisburg Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements are by Jackson's Funeral Home.