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David Hixson

David Russell Hixson

Monday, November 2nd, 1959 - Thursday, June 25th, 2020
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David Russell Hixson was born on November 2, 1959 in Waco TX. He spent much of his childhood in Lorena TX. He graduated in May 1979 from Lorena High School. David attended Texas State Technical Institute where he graduated with an Associate Degree in Instrumentation in July 1981. His career started at Johnson Controls in Carrollton TX where he worked at Cape Canaveral in the early 80’s. In August 1984, he began his career at Mary Kay Cosmetics. He retired from there in November 2014, after 30 years of service, as a Sr. Principal Engineer. David’s as able to travel internationally to Germany and China for his MK engineering projects.

David’s first love was for his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. When he wasn’t helping coach his son’s sports teams or watching band contests and concerts, he was busy sharing God’s love through personal witness and volunteering. He volunteered at food pantries, Kids Eat Free - a kid’s summer meal program, VBS, served on church committees, and helped organize and volunteer for Amigos - a church ministry to rehab low income homes in Dallas. Additionally, David, and wife Robin were active in many ministries at FUMC The Colony, along with organizations - Robinson Area Lions Club, and Heart of Texas Water Garden and Pond Society.

David’s hobbies included researching genealogy, studying the Bible, playing trivia games, and building maintaining garden ponds and aquariums. He also loved to work on cars, woodworking, and cooking for family and friends.

After battling a lengthy illness, David was welcomed into heaven on June 25, 2020.

David is survived by his wife, Robin, of 39 years; son, Austin Hixson and wife, Claire; son, Aaron (Aeris) Hixson; son, Jeremy Caraway and wife, Patrice; and grandchildren - Elyssa, Zachary, Morgyn, Xander, and Charlotte. He is also survived by his mothers - Janice Zellmer and Elizabeth Henderson; brother, Kenny Murr; and sisters, Cyndy Firquin and husband Sam, and Missy Case, as well as many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

David’s memorial service is Wednesday July 15, 2020 at 10am at Pecan Grove Funeral Home, with Rev. Jerry Freedman officiating. There is a 50 person max at the service. There will be a live stream for out of town family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to one of David’s favorite ministries in his memory.
1) Shepherd’s Heart Food Pantry - Robinson, PO Box 24042, Waco, TX 76706
2) Serenity Church, PO Box 560487, The Colony TX 75056
3) Humane Society of Central TX, 2032 Circle Rd, Waco TX 76706.

2 Timothy 4:7 - “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” ESV
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    Wednesday, July 15th, 2020 | 10:00am
    When
    Wednesday, July 15th, 2020 10:00am
    Location
    Pecan Grove Funeral Home
    Address
    3124 Robinson Dr
    WACO, TX 76706
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    Officiant
    Rev. Jerry Freedman
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Doug Deiterman

Posted at 11:20am
David started school at Lorena when we were in 4th grade and quickly became my best friend. Our careers paralleled each other over the years and we both became preoccupied with raising our families. David was a fine man devoted to God and his family. Rest In Peace dear friend.
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Kenneth Deville

Posted at 08:49pm
David & I met while at college together. We became good friends & ultimately he drove me & my closest friends together all night of my bachelor party in he really cool Jeep!! Wow, what a crazy night it was! I’m forever grateful for David’s friendship!
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Colleen Henson

Posted at 11:55am
I will miss David so much. He was the kindest neighbor welcoming me to the neighborhood. He shared so many stories with me, and I know he lived a good life with Robin. They were the best of friends and always caring for everyone around them. David was a positive person and brought out the good in every situation. When I told him that I was painting my house bright blue, he said "Maybe you could put a big flag out there so when I look across I will think of a boat sailing in the ocean." I think it's time for me to get that flag up so that David can see me from Heaven. Rest in peace dear friend. You will forever be missed. My condolences to Robin and the Hixson Family. Lifting you up in prayers and may you find comfort in the joy David still is in all of our hearts.
CB

Chois Blackwell

Posted at 10:05am
Sorry to hear that David has gone to be with the lord I KNOW HE WAS REDDY TO GO BUT IT IS A BIG LOST TO THE FAMILY.
GOD BLESS LOVE TO ALL JOAN & CHOIS
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