Wesley C. Nixon
Kenai resident Wesley C. Nixon died Wednesday Feb. 2, 2005, at his home of natural causes. He was 45.
There will be a gathering of friends and family at his home at 5 p.m. Wed-nesday.
Mr. Nixon was born July 17, 1959, in Pasadena, Texas, to James L. and Elizabeth (Blackwell) Nixon. He graduated from high school and studied to become a journeyman electrician. He went on to obtain his administrator's license and recently was working toward his instrumentation license.
Mr. Nixon moved to Alaska in 1988 and lived in Homer and Kenai. He worked for various companies on the North Slope and in the Kenai area as a journeyman electrician. In 2004, he was a civilian contract electrician in Afghanistan and Iraq.
"Wesley left us too soon and will be deeply missed by his family and friends. His big heart endeared him to his family and many longtime friends. He was a student of American and World history. He was also a true American patriot and contributed to many political causes as well as philanthropic endeavors. He had a great sense of humor and an infectious laugh which brought much joy to those around him. He also had an insatiable curiosity and was a voracious reader," his family said.
Mr. Nixon was preceded in death by his mother, Elizabeth (Blackwell) Nixon.
He is survived by his father, James L. Nixon of Cleveland, Texas; brothers, Leget E. Nixon of Homer and John K. Nixon of Baton Rouge, La.; and sister and brother-in-law, Julia N. and Kris B. Viehe of Issaquah, Wash.
Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.
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