He retired from Jeans Hosiery Mill where he was a fixer. He was a veteran of World War II having served in the U. S. Navy.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Aline Tidwell Wix; nephew he raised as his son, Brad Newman; and special great-nephew, Scottie Wayne Newman.
Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Thomas and Susan Wix of Villa Rica; grandson, Brandon Seals Wix of Villa Rica; sister, Nancy Wix of Villa Rica; brother, Joel Wix Sr. of Villa Rica; special nephew, he raised as a son and his wife, Randy and Crys Newman of Villa Rica; two nephews, Wade and his wife, Janice Sudduth of Villa Rica, Joel Wix Jr. of Villa Rica; special niece, Deborah Newman Cole of Cartersville; great-nieces and nephews, Kelly Newman Pope of Villa Rica, Phillip Newman of Villa Rica, Shelly Newman Tant and Jeffery Tant of Cartersville, and a umber of great-great nieces and nephews also survive.
The family will receive friends at Jones-Wynn Funeral Home in Villa Rica from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, and from 9 a.m. until the funeral hour Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012.
Funeral services will be conducted at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, at the Chapel of Jones-Wynn Funeral Home with the Rev. Eddie Allen officiating. Interment will follow in the Melrose Hills Memorial Gardens.
Messages of condolences may be sent to the family at www.jones-wynn.com.
Jones-Wynn Funeral Home and Crematory, Villa Rica.