Earl Cordell Hix, son of the late Oliver and Annie McAlpin Hix, was born in Drumright, Okla., on Jan. 26, 1922, and died at the Willow Rose Rehab and Healthcare in Jerseyville, Ill., on Monday, Nov. 26, 2007, at the age of 85.
Mr. Hix had lived most of his life in Michigan and had moved to Godfrey, Ill., in 2004. He was a mechanical engineer and was retired from Chrysler Motors after 46 years. He was a lifetime member of the Masonic Lodge A.F. & A.M. and a 25-year member of the American Legion, both in Trenton, Mich. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and had served in W.W. II and Korea.
On March 1, 1969, he was married to Norma Glenn in Detroit, Mich.
Surviving are his wife, Norma Hix of Godfrey, Ill.; one step-son, Ronnie Wilhelm of Brighton, Ill.; one step-daughter, Kathleen Castillo of Godfrey, Ill.; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and one sister, Gloradyne Comer of Bowling Green, Ky.
He was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.
Visitation will be held after 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, 2007, at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Puxico. Masonic rites will be held at 12:45 p.m.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, 2007, at the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Puxico with the Rev. Dennis Doublin of Puxico officiating.
Entombment will follow in the Puxico Cemetery with military rites conducted by American Legion Post 59 of Dexter.
Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Puxico is in charge of arrangements.