February 14, 1943 - June 9, 2017
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 10:00 AM Woodstock Freewill Baptist Church
Visitation Monday, June 12, 2017 from 2:00 PM-8:00 PM at Woodstock Freewill Baptist Church
Rev. Donald W. Hix, 74, of Woodstock, Ohio went home to be with the Lord on Friday, June 09, 2017 in Mercy Memorial Hospital, Urbana.
He was born February 14, 1943 in Grove City, Ohio the son of Henry and Edna (Ward) Hix. Rev. Don was ordained in June 1966. In March of 1973, he was called to pastor in his home church, Woodstock Free Will Baptist Church, where he pastored 26 years of his 50 years of pastoral service. He is currently the pastor at the Redeemer Free Will Baptist Church in London (Somerford).He retired from Honda in 2004. Don cherished his wife, adored his children and grandchildren, and led his family by modeling Christ’s marriage to the church. There was no better example of how to lead a family than Don Hix.
Don enjoyed doing yard work and could often be found mowing the yard, planting flowers, or weeding the garden.
Donald was survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Dorothy Hix; Tamara (Dwayne) Brewer, Tracie (Dale) House and Amy (London) Rogan; grandchildren, Dawn, Drake, DeAndra, Destanee, Chelsie, Halie, Tabitha and Jaxon; great grandchildren, Desirae, Dristian, Jocelyn, Zayden, Kailynn and Kane, sister, Linda (Rev. Jim) Blankenship as well as several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, siblings, Russell “Bud”, Carl, Robert and Mildred.
A gathering of family and friends will be held from 2-8 p.m. on Monday, June 12, 2017 in the Woodstock Free Will Baptist Church, 332 W. Bennett St., Woodstock, Ohio. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 in the church with Pastor Mike Mounts officiating. Burial will follow in Jenkins Chapel Cemetery.
Services are entrusted to VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Urbana, Ohio.
Condolences may be made to the family at www.vernonfh.com.
I am so, so sorry for your loss. I had just returned from Florida and missed the announcement. When you saw Don, you saw Dorothy. There were a two-some – whether it be in Wal-Mart or voting. He will be sorely missed.
My blessings to the family.
So sorry for your loss. He was truly an inspiration to all. Hugs and prayers.
Dottie and family,
Please accept my deepest condolences. Don was a wonderful person, and will be missed by many.
I worked with Don at Honda for several years and he was such a gentleman at all times. There are no words to really describe Don, he was such a special person. I left Honda in 1999 and I have received a Christmas card every year from him and Dottie. If I wasn’t living in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina I would be attending his funeral
Yesterday is a memory,
Tomorrow is a mystery
and today is a gift, which is why it is called the present.
What the Catterpiller perceives is the end.
Everything that has a beginning has an ending.
Make your peace with that and all will be well.
We all know that Don is in Heaven and enjoying ever lasting life.
Dottie and Family, So sorry for the loss of your loved one.