Morris ‘Lee’ Mixon
Posted by : March 20, 2013| On :
Mixon was born Nov. 29, 1933, to Gladys Maurine (Tate) and Joseph Howard Mixon in Kaufman County, and died March 11, 2013.
He was known as “Daddy Lee.” He had a devout faith in God and loved his family with all his heart. He liked to be busy and working. He also enjoyed farming, cutting hay and wood.
He had a passion for gardening, quilting and fishing.
He attended the Dallas Barber College and owned and operated a barber shop in Kemp for 37 years.
He worked at the Mary Mixon Day Care with his wife, Mary, for many years, pinching many ears and touching many hearts. He was Baptist by faith and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Kemp where he helped with Vacation Bible School and maintained the church garden.
He volunteered his talents at Kemp Care Center, cutting hair whenever needed and was a member of the Kemp Volunteer Fire Dept. He was in the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Army and served proudly during the Korean War.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Mary, son Danny Mixon, seven brothers and two sisters.
Survivors include his daughter, Vickey Marlene Freeman, and husband Rusty of New Braunfels; son Marty Mixon and wife Karen of Union, Ky.; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; brother Bobby C. Mixon of Bonham; sisters Peggy Rogers of Mabank, Sue Nan Rogers of Roswell, N.M., Linda K. Wolfgang and husband Bill of Plano, Judy Boehme and husband Jerry of Mabank, Marzette Boehme and husband Kennan of Mabank; other family and many loving friends.