March 22, 1932 - May 17, 2014
Richard Gayle Mixon
1932 – 2014
Richard Gayle Mixon (Pops), a native Texan born March 22, 1932 in Clarendon, TX, Called by the Lord Saturday May 17, 2014. Preceded in death by his Father, Claude Elmer Mixon, his mother Eunice Irene Mixon and his loving wife Barbara Ann Mixon, brother Allen Mixon, sister-in-law Kitty Mixon, sister Anita Buchanan and grand daughter Mallory Mixon. He is survived by his sons Bradley Mixon of Irving, TX, Michael Mixon and wife Donna Mixon of Corinth TX, Todd Mixon and wife Tina Mixon of Carrollton TX, daughters Lisa Mixon and partner Gary Duncan of Dallas TX and Alane Welch of Dallas TX, grandchildren Michael Mixon, Chad Mixon, Amanda Mixon, Ryan Mixon, Stephanie Welch and great-grand daughter Joslin. He also left behind his niece Candy Van and Stella Buchanan Watts along with nephews Wiley Mixon, Steven Buchanan, Stan Buchanan and brother in law Edsel Buchanan.
Richard served as General’s Assistant and mechanic in the US Air Force from 1951 – 1954 and loved every minute of it. When discharged he attended Texas Tech Richard then met Barbara Francis and made her his loving wife and shared 43 years with Barbara and his 5 children. Richard worked for Southwestern Drug most of his life and made many friends along the way. He also made life long friends working at Golden Ages Pharmacy in Farmers Branch. After Barbara’s passing in 1998, he lived out his days independently in the home they made together in Dallas until becoming ill in early May. Dad was a very talented artist which he got from his mother and did pastel portraits of his children as well as other beautiful art. He was very proud of his family and enjoyed every moment they spent together. He is now dancing once again in heaven with the love of his life, his lovely wife and our mom “Mud”. All of his children, relatives and friends will miss him dearly but are happy he is once again joined with our mom (Mud).
Richard will be honored for his service to his country with a military burial with Barbara Mixon at the Dallas Forth Worth National Cemetery in Dallas, TX (2000 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas, Texas). The interment and committal service with Air Force Honors will be held at 11:15 A.M., on Monday, June 2, 2014.
In lieu of flowers please donate to a charity of your choice or to any other special veteran or veterans family that have touched your life.
Arrangements are under the direction of
ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75252
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