A memorial service for Frank Perkins Hixon will be held Saturday, October 19, 2019 at Perote Cemetery at 3:30 p.m. A reception will be held at the home of Sara Hixon following the service.
Frank passed away on June 3, 2019. He was a resident of Johns Creek, Georgia over the past 30 years. He was born in Union Springs, Alabama on October 20, 1933. He graduated from Union Springs High School in 1952. He attended Auburn University and Jacksonville State University with intervening service in the US Army.
Frank excelled as an overall athlete and focused his college and army years on football and track. After college Frank chose a career in teaching and coaching culminating as teacher and head coach of football, swimming and girls basketball at Briarcliff High School in Decatur, Georgia during the mid-1960s.
In 1968 he transitioned to the business world joining H B Fuller Company, a fast growing speciality chemicals group. Frank held various senior management positions at H B Fuller over the next 30 years until his retirement in 1998.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Jeanne Campbell Hixon; his parents: Mary Barr Hixon, Charles Graham Hixon and Evelyn McInish Hixon; his brothers: Sam Hixon, Graham Hixon, Ted Hixon, Mack Hixon and Dwight Hixon.
He is survived by his four children: Frank Hixon, Jr, Kathleen Geary, Melanie Booth and Neal Hixon; his brother, Sherrod Hixon and his sister, Julie Rose Hixon Wesley; as well as his ten grandchildren and three great-grandchildren who affectionately called him ‘Pop’ and for whom he will be dearly missed.
Over his career Frank and his family resided in Franklin, Tennessee and subsequently in Johns Creek. Frank was an avid golfer and particularly enjoyed hosting his family and friends at his beloved Atlanta Athletic Club.