Posted: Sun 2:52 PM, Mar 24, 2013
Funeral Home: The Vaughan Funeral Home & Crematory
James B. “Jim” Hix, 91, of Parkersburg, W.Va. died Friday, March 22, 2013 at Worthington Care Center, Parkersburg.
Jim was born August 11, 1921 at Decota, W.Va., son of the late Malcolm and Minnie Turnbull Hix.
He was educated in Charleston, W.Va. schools and was a 1939 graduate of Charleston High School. He attended Morris Harvey College and was a 1948 graduate of West Virginia University. Jim served in India with the US Army Air Corps in WW II. He worked for Guthrie-Morris-Campbell & Co. for many years as a salesman and retired in 1984. He was a 50+ year member of First UM Church, Parkersburg and a member of the One Plus Sunday School Class.
He is survived by his wife, June H. Hogsett Hix; two daughters, Terry Benson (Bruce) of Champaign, IL and Cathy Bretz (Erick) of Muncie, Ind.; and five grandchildren, Adam Bretz of W. Lafayette, Ind., Erin and Ian Bretz of Muncie, Ind, and Emily and Anna Benson of Champaign, IL.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Albert H. Hix.
Memorial services will be 11 a.m., Saturday, March 30, 2013 at the First United Methodist Church, 10th and Juliana Streets, Parkersburg with the Rev. Dr. Damon Rhodes officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Vaughan Funeral Home, 1010 Murdoch Avenue, Parkersburg from
4 - 7 p.m. Friday.
For those considering an expression of sympathy, memorials may be made to:
First United Methodist Church, 1001 Juliana Street, Parkersburg, WV 26101 or the Humane Society of Parkersburg, P.O. Box 392, Parkersburg, WV 26102 or a charity of your choice.
A guestbook is available for sending condolences to the family at www.vaughanfh.com .