In Memoriam: The Reverend Robert C. Nixon


Robert C. Nixon, born August 10, 1924, of Ionia, MI, passed July 25, 2014 at the age of 89 after a long illness. He was born in Dalmuir, Scotland the son of Alfred and Agnes (Caldwell) Nixon.

Robert lived most of his life in Michigan and graduated from Alma College and McCormick Seminary. He has served 5 churches during his ministry, the last was the First Presbyterian Church in Ionia ending as the Pastor Emeritus.

After retiring, he served the First Congressional Church in Portland again ending as the Pastor Emeritus.

Robert was on the committee for Mental Health for 17-1/2 years and was an advocate for C.O.M. He volunteered at Ionia Hospital and the Ionia Area Hospice and worked at the Service Center. Robert helped where ever he could.

Robert is survived by his wife of 66 years, Joan Nixon of Ionia; children, David Nixon of Madison Heights and Peter Nixon of Southgate; sisters, Irene (Leo) Sredzinski of Howell; cousin, Elanore Webster and several nieces & nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.