Grady Wester Mixon departed this life Sunday, July 22, 2018. He died at the home of his brother and sister- in -law Martin and Karen Mixon, in Monroe, Louisiana. He was 65.
Celebration of Life Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, September 8, 2018, in the Earl Bankston Memorial Chapel with Reverend Kenneth Andrews officiating. The family will receive friends from 10:00 until 11:00 A.M. at the funeral home.
Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Ozark is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Southeast Alabama Youth Services, 2856 Horace Shepard Drive, Dothan, Alabama 36303 or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Grady, the youngest son of the late Martin Van Buren and Jimmie Lee Griffin Mixon, was born December 5, 1952 in Dale County, Alabama. He was a graduate of Carroll High School, class of 1971, in Ozark and a graduate of Troy University.
Most of Grady’s working life was with Pemco Aviation in Napier Field. He retired from Pemco in 2003 leaving many good friends and memories. Grady was smart, possessed a keen wit, made and kept a host of friends. Long live his memory.
May he find the peace that passeth all understanding.
Grady is survived by his sisters, Ann Morrison (Bill) of Tampa, Fl. and Janice Long (Bill) of Miramar Bch., Fl.; brothers, Ralph Mixon (Betty) of Ozark, Al., Martin Mixon (Karen) of Monroe, La., and Bryant Mixon (Teck) of Ozark, Al.; and beloved nieces and nephews.
I was very saddened to just hear about Grady's passing. We had so many goods memories. I'm sure he was cheering in Heaven last night as he looked down on Alabama's win over Georgia. My heart goes out to Annette, Ralph, Bryant, Martin, and Janic and there families. Family meant everything to Grady. Will be thinking of you as you continue to grieve through months and years to come. He was a great man and loved by many. Love to all,
Cindy TisdalePanama City, FL
Grady had been friends of my deceased husband , Gordon Kemp when they were kids , school, the Ozark Police Dept. and when we all went to New Orleans to work at the oil refinery. Grady and I have been Facebook friends a long time and I told him I was coming home to Ozark 2 weeks before he died. He said to make sure to let him know when I got here. I tried to FB Jimmie a few more times but no answer. Now I know why. I was not aware of his death. Your brother Bryant was a verygood, kind friend and really helped me when Gordon died 2 yrs ago! He will be missed!!! He was a wonderful man and we shall see him in Heaven with Gordon someday!!!🌸✝️
Gina (Kemp) McGee-BradwayOzark, AL
So very sorry for your loss of Grady . Always enjoyed talking with him wherever I would see him. I would have visited the memorial service but didn’t know about until to late . My deepest sympathy and pray for Our Lords peace , Sincerely Betty Gilland
Betty Warr GillandOzark, AL
So sorry. Grady was a very good friend
Wallace Kenneth ChestnutChilhowie,, VA
Sending my sincere thoughts and prayers to all the Mixon family. Grady was a dear friend to our family and many years had past that we still talk about our younger days with Grady and Bryant. He will be missed, I know that with God's Grace; Grady lives on through Jesus Christ our Lord. May peace and comfort be with all of the Mixon family. With love,
Carol SkodaCanon City, CO
TILTON DENSONRockmart, GA
I am shocked about Grady passing away. Prayers for family. Had not been in touch for years but a great friend while we worked at Pemco in Dothan
Liz SmithHIDEAWAY, TX
GLORIA JEAN FARRIS BOOKER, AL
I am so very sorry for the loss of Grady...so many memories of our time together...Grady was a good man and he will be missed by so many...my condolences and prayers to the entire Mixon family.
Debbie Chaves SumrallGlendale, AZ
So sorry to hear about Grady's passing. May you feel God's arms of comfort around you.
Laurie LongSan Antonio, TX
We are so sorry for the loss of your brother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.
Carol &a Terry LuckyGrand Bay,, AL
Lydia and I send our prayers and deepest heartfelt sympathy on the loss of your loving Grady. It is never easy to accept, but an essential part of life’s journey to heaven’s gate. Do not weep or morn, for his spirit lives with the Lord our God. Dust returns to the ground it came from, and the spirit returns to the God who gave it. Ecclesiastes 12:7
Howard E. Swain, JROzark, AL
Grady will surely be missed by many. My prayers and condolences to the family.
Jane DodsonOzark, AL
Billy worked at Pemco with Grady for many years and when he spoke of him it was always something good. May they rest together in peace and in heaven now.
Jackie and Billy GulledgeOzark,, AL
Prayers for the family of Grady Mixon. May HE provide the comfort and understanding in this time of sorrow.
Mike CookOzark, AL
Sorry for your loss Grady was always a true friend
Paula DennisCarrollton, GA
So difficult to comprehend. What a wonderful and humorous person. He kept me laughing. Always a kind smile and a wonderful hug. He was a genuinely nice person. There are no words to describe this sweet man. You will be missed by many. It was about two or more years ago since I ran into you on my visit to Ozark. I had no idea that God planned for that to be our last visit. Yes, a smile and a hug!! So long Grady.....,,..
Kelly Dotson CroninDoe Run, MO
So sorry for your loss. Wish I had known him.
Gerotha HeathOzark, AL
So very sorry for your loss. Grady was such a sweet person Sam and I enjoyed our visits with him.
Debbie JonesDothan, AL
My sincere condolences to all the family. You are in my prayers.
Brenda Preston HancockMidland City, AL
I'm just devastated over the loss of Grady. He was an awesome person who I will never forget. Prayers for his family and friends.
Pat EastOpelika, AL
My deepest prayers and thoughts to the family for their loss of their loved one. Grady was a good friend of mine since the late 60's and will be greatly missed by many. Heaven has welcomed another angel. May he rest in peace.
Debra G. RaslevichOzark, AL
So sorry for our loss. Grady was a great friend of mine going back to the 1960's. I will always miss his wit and good conversation. We would talk at length about the Ozark we remembered when we were growing up. So many great memories. R.I.P my friend. God Bless!!
Steve NapierOzark, AL
Douglas HamnerOZARK, AL