Charles R. Nixon, 76 of Bridge City, died Saturday, March 21, 2009, in the Medical Center of Southeast Texas.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Broussard’s Chapel in Nederland, with the Rev. David Green officiating. Interment will follow at Memory Gardens in Nederland. A gathering of family and friends will be at the funeral home, Monday from 5 to 8 p.m.

Mr. Nixon was a native of Kinder, La., lived in this area most of his life and retired from Gulf Oil as a supervisor. He loved his family, the beach, and watching his grandchildren play sports. He enjoyed NASCAR and working in his yard.

Charles was a founding member of the Majestic Krewe of Aurora and an avid volunteer for Mardi Gras of Southeast Texas. He was a longtime member of the Masonic Temple in Bridge City, a 32nd degree mason and a member of the El Mina Shriners. He rode many miles on mini-bikes, motorcycles and go-carts in benefit of the Shriner organizations he supported.

Mr. Nixon was preceded in death by his sister Hazel Nixon.
Charles is survived by his wife of 53 years, Barbara Nixon of Bridge City; daughters, Laura Childress and husband Glyndon of Bridge City, Lisa Nixon New and husband Pat of Bridge City; grandchildren, Lenzi Childress Kimbell and Steven Kimbell, Jordan New, Logan New, Kailey Childress, Landen New; great-grandchild, Trevor Kimbell; sisters, Betty DeYoung of Fredericksburg and Myrtle Dowden of Nederland.