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Curt W. Nix

June 20, 1939 — August 22, 2023

Curt W. Nix

Funeral services celebrating the life of Curt W. Nix, 84, of Marthaville, Louisiana, will be held on Thursday, August 31, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. at Bethel Congregational Methodist Church, 1316 Union Grove Church Road, Pleasant Hill, Louisiana. Officiating the service will be Rev. Brian Jennings and Bro. Lonnie Smith. Interment will be held at Bethel Congregational Methodist Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, August 30, 2023, at Kilpatrick’s Rose-Neath Funeral Home, 943 Polk St., Mansfield, Louisiana, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and on Thursday, August 31, 2023, at the church from noon until time of service.

Curt was born on June 20, 1939, to Katherine and Frank Nix in Brookhaven, Mississippi, and entered into rest on August 22, 2023, in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Preceding Curt in death are his parents; sister, Patricia Bounds; sons, Jeff Nix and Russell Stuart Nix; grandson, Russell Ian Nix; father-in-law, Bill Dans, Jr.; niece, Judy Bounds Hunter; and nephew, Kyle Kleinpoppen.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Karen Nix; mother-in-law, Bernice Cheatwood Dans; daughters, Cindi Nix, Dory Rigdon Nix, and Heather Dans Evans (Clint); brother, Paul Nix (Danelle); grandchildren, Jan Hemphill (Joe), Anna Howard (Jason), Erik Nix (Viviana), Angie Lewis (Drew), Evan Nix, Lexi LaRoux, Aubrey Evans, Mackenzie Evans, and Maebrey Evans; great grandchildren, Ann Lake Howard, John Samuel Nix, Kenai Thogode, and Ailani Nix; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Curt was led to Christ by his mother at an early age. From then on, he took every chance to witness for the Lord. In his early years, he taught Sunday School. In his later, he would ask nurses, waiters, and people on the street corner, “Do you know Jesus?” If he got the answer he wanted, his reply was “Praise God, Hallelujah!”; if not, he shared the plan of salvation. He loved the time he spent with the Gideons, visiting churches and sharing the Gideon mission.

He loved his family. Curt was so excited about phones calls (he learned to Facetime) and visits from children and grandchildren.  He and his brother had a special bond and talked almost every day. He especially loved the little ones. In his last days, those were the ones he wanted to see most. 

He loved his friends and the children that he touched in Mississippi, Texas, and Louisiana as a teacher, coach, and administrator. He had special nicknames for almost everyone.  All of them loved him because they knew he cared even if he had to “fry their bacon.” (paddle them).

Curt served in the Army National Guard, starting at the age of 17; years later he served in the Air Force Reserve until his retirement at age 60. As historian for his unit, he won several awards for his work.

He also worked as a sports reporter in Mississippi, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, and in New York at The New Your Post. He even had a private interview with Muhammad Ali. 

He loved fishing with his mom, baiting the hooks, especially for the little ones, and cleaning for everyone. His favorite hobby was photography. He could easily take 10,000 (not kidding) photos in one vacation. (Thank God for digital cameras) He also had a camera in his hand at every school event, spending time afterwards making CDs to share with the students involved.

There is no way to sum up all that Curt was, but here a just a few: loving, supportive, humble, sacrificial, smart, strong-willed, loyal, caring, energetic, creative, hardworking, and fair.

He will be missed greatly by many people, but we have the assurance that we will see him again, and that he will be as happy to see us as we will be to see him. For now, he’s worshipping Jesus and having a great time with those who met him when he entered Heaven.

Honoring Curt as pallbearers will be Roland Dans, Clint Evans, Bill Fortenberry, Alphonso Mims, Erik Nix, and Evan Nix. Honorary pallbearers will be Keith Birdwell, Glenwood Bullard, Lew Bush, Stanley Davis, Aubrey Evans, Homer Free Jr., Lary Knight, Tim Lemmond, Buddy McKay, and Gideon Camp of Natchitoches.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, The Gideons, Wounded Warrior Project, or an organization of choice.

Bethel Congregational Methodist Church will live stream the service at 2:00 p.m. Central time on their Facebook Page.

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Past Services

Visitation

Wednesday, August 30, 2023

5:00 - 9:00 pm (Central time)

Rose Neath Funeral Homes - Mansfield

943 Polk St., Mansfield, LA 71052

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Visitation

Thursday, August 31, 2023

12:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

Bethel Congregational Methodist Church

1316 Union Grove Church Rd, Pleasant Hill, LA 71065

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Funeral Service

Thursday, August 31, 2023

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

Bethel Congregational Methodist Church

1316 Union Grove Church Rd, Pleasant Hill, LA 71065

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Interment

Thursday, August 31, 2023

3:15 - 4:15 pm (Central time)

Bethel United Methodist Cemetery

1316 Union Grove Church Road, Pleasant Hill, LA

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