Earl F. "Dick" Hixson, 83, of Scottdale, passed away, February 8, 2011 at his home. He was born August 29, 1927 in East Huntingdon Township a son of the late Gladys Kelly Hixson and the late Roy Hixson.
Dick was the owner of Hixson-Graft, Inc. of Scottdale and worked many years there with his son, Mark and his wife Anna Mae. He was a member of the Everson Evangelical Church and a former member of the Antique Automobile Club of America. He also was a veteran of the US Army Air Corps serving during World War II.
Dick is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Anna Mae (Herrington) Hixson; his devoted children, Mark Hixson and his wife, Sharon of Tarrs; Sue Booher and her husband Dennis of Scottdale; Bryan Hixson and his wife Hope of Sandusky, OH; Todd Hixson and his wife Lyn of Hyde Park, NY; and Emily Fantuzzo and her husband Chris of Abington, PA; his grandchildren, Nathan Booher, Laura Booher, Kelly Hixson, Kimberly Hixson, Cody Hixson, Rachael Hixson, Cory Hixson, Catherine Fantuzzo, Chloe Hixson, Thomas Fantuzzo and Kylee Hixson; step grandchildren, Ashley Pfoutz and Mindy Pfoutz and a sister, Doris Brady of Connellsville.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Earl F. Hixson, Jr. and two grandchildren, Jonathan Booher and Anastasia Fantuzzo.
Family and friends will be received at GRAFT-JACQUILLARD FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES, INC. 303 Pittsburgh St. Scottdale (724-887-7110) on Thursday from 6 to 8 pm and Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 am in the funeral home with Rev. Robert B. Patton officiating. Interment will follow in the Scottdale Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Everson Evangelical Church 414 Painter St. Everson, PA 15631.