|Birth: ||Oct. 23, 1921|
|Death: ||Feb. 23, 2011|
Veteran: U.S. Army, World War II
At the time before your death, you had been the oldest living former Sheriff of Jasper County.
Funeral services for Thomas Martel Mixon Sr., 89 of Jasper, will be 11:00am, Saturday, February 26, 2011 at The Beech Grove Baptist Church, with U.S Army Military Honors to follow at Little Hope Cemetery. Visitation will be 5:00 to 7:00pm, Friday February 25, 2011, at Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home in Jasper.
Martel died February 23, at Memorial Hospital in Lufkin. A native and lifelong resident of Jasper County, he was a member of The Beech Grove Baptist Church. He served in law enforcement with the City of Jasper then with Jasper County as Sheriff in the 1950's. He was a member of The Texas Retired Sheriff's Association and was a former longtime chairman of the Little Hope Cemetery Association. He enjoyed farming and socializing with folks. He loved his family and enjoyed his grand & great-grandchildren immensely.
Survivors include one son John Kelly "Bubba" Mixon & wife Janice of Jasper; two daughters, Patricia Ann "Pat" Graves & husband Breck of De Ridder, Louisiana & Susan Smith & husband Steve of Jasper; daughter-in-law Suzanne Mixon of Jasper; brother Arthur Kelly Mixon of Houston; sister Juanita Baggett of Kinder, Louisana; grandchildren, Shawn & Jennifer Mixon, Kassi & Randall Cuff, Kerri & Jason Reagan, Mark & Dayonne Mixon, Kelly Mixon, Pam & Shawn Beadle, Steven & Cindy Graves, Sam & Kasey Smith, Shea & Jamie Smith, & Chris Rowe; great grandchildren Shelby & Emily Mixon, Kalli & Conner Cuff, Brady Reagan, Allie Beth, Luke, & Cole Mixon, Taylor, Kaylin & Camille Beadle, Ashlyn, & Rebekah Graves, Raylei & Reyce Smith, Taylor & Macy Rowe, & Branson Smith.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years Willie Busby Mixon; a son Thomas M. "Sonny" Mixon, Jr., a great granddaughter Hannah Beadle. He was also preceded in death by his parents J. C. & Beulah Mixon; four sisters Flarrie Brack, Eris Miller, Ouida Hicks & Georgia Nell Mixon.
Memorials may be made to Beech Grove Baptist Church, 10008 FM 777, Jasper, Texas 75951.
Services are under the direction of Stringer & Griffin Funeral Home, Jasper.
John Cornelius Mixon (1886 - 1961)
Laura Beulah Hicks Mixon (1889 - 1969)
Willie Elnora Busby Mixon (1925 - 2005)*
Thomas M. Mixon (1947 - 1999)*
Flarrie Mixon Brack (1918 - 1997)*
Juanita Mixon Baggett (1919 - 2014)*
Thomas Martel Mixon (1921 - 2011)
Ouida Mixon Hicks (1925 - 2009)*
James Harvey Mixon (1927 - 1928)*
Arthur Kelly Mixon (1929 - ____)*
Georgia Nell Mixon (1930 - 1972)*
Little Hope Cemetery
Maintained by: Charles T. Baggett
Originally Created by: Carolyn Mackey-Byrum
Record added: Sep 18, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 42122282