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Henry Nixon

February 27, 1952 — May 11, 2015

Henry Michael "Hank" Nixon, 63, of 15 Bayshore Dr. Lacon, Illinois passed away peacefully at 4:50 PM on May 11, 2015 at Unity Point Methodist Hospital surrounded by family and friends.

Hank was born on February 27, 1952 in Cumberland, Maryland to Lyle Eugene and Evelyn Jean Zilm Nixon. He is survived by his son, Brian and Lindsay (Fenoglia) Nixon of Chillicothe, IL; a daughter, Kristin Nixon of Carbondale, IL; a sister Lyla (David) Shumate of Pinehurst, NC; his nephew, Brandon Shumate also of Pinehurst, NC; his mother Evelyn Jean Nixon of LaRose, IL; and his companion, Beth Cooper of Lacon, IL.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Lindsay Nixon of Lacon, IL and his father Lyle Eugene Nixon of LaRose, IL. After retirement from Caterpillar, Hank enjoyed working outside, hunting, boating, and traveling.

A memorial visitation will be held from 4-7pm on Friday May 15 at Lenz Memorial Home in Lacon. Cremation rites have been accorded and burial will be private at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or Multiple Myeloma Foundation. Online condolences can be left at

Memorial Visitation

MAY 15. 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM (CDT)

Lenz Memorial Home
823 Fifth Street
Lacon, IL 61540

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