Son of John Winfred (1878-1976) and Ethel Leach Nixon (1879-1968).
John Richard Nixon, 89, of Columbus, died Sunday, March 19, 2006, at Whetstone Care Center. Preceded in death by his wife Carmen Everitt Nixon, parents John and Ethel Nixon and infant son Richard Patton Nixon. He is survived by children Elizabeth Carolyn (Edward) Shonk, Jacqueline Dague and John Everitt (Jessie) Nixon; grandsons John Randall Nixon and Jeremiah Andrew Nixon; niece Patty Lynn Day; nephew John Frank Day; and dear friend Rita Douds.
He was a member of Beechwold Church of Christ and the Old North High Club. Graduate of North High School, Class of 1934, and attended The Ohio State University. During World War II, he worked for the Department of the Navy.
A memorial service will be held at 5pm Saturday, March, 25th at Rutherford Funeral Home, 2383 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio where friends may call from 1-5pm Saturday prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 163459, Columbus, Ohio 43201, or the Central Ohio Diabetes Association, 1100 Dennison Ave, Columbus, Ohio 43201