Harrel Douglas Nix, age 54, a resident of Kingsville, Texas passed away Thursday, March 22, 2018 at his residence surrounded by his family. Douglas was born June 25, 1963 to Harrel D. and Mary Lou Nix. He was known for his wonderful sense of humor and his beautiful smile. Douglas loved spending time with his family and friends. He enjoyed meeting new people. He had an amazing ability to remember names, phone numbers, zip codes and birthdays. At a very young age, Douglas made long distance phone calls without his parents’ knowledge and his father denied the bill with the telephone company until he found out the calls were to Douglas’s aunts Evelyn and Darlene! Douglas attended school in Kingsville and was a member of the First United Methodist Church. He lived in group homes in Beeville and Kingsville and worked for the community health programs.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Jean Marie Nix Brownlee; and nephew, Chance Brownlee. Douglas is survived by his parents, Harrel and Mary Lou Nix; in addition to many cousins, aunts and uncles.
So many caregivers helped with Douglas during his last few years. The family is very thankful for each one of them.
Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at the Turcotte-Piper Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at the Turcotte-Piper Mortuary Chapel with Rev. Mark Miller officiating. Burial will follow in Kingsville at Chamberlain Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 553, Kingsville, Texas 78364 or to a charity of one’s choice.
Services are entrusted to Turcotte-Piper Mortuary, Kingsville, 205 General Cavazos Blvd., Kingsville, Texas.
Dear Uncle Harrel and Aunt Mary Lou,
Remembering the wonderful gatherings of family at your home, and how much fun Douglas had with us all...eating...telling stories...laughing...dancing...fond memories that are close to all of our hearts. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, and we are thankful for being blessed with having Douglas as part of our lives. Gary and Linda Jungwirth
Linda McNiel JungwirthRedlands, CA
I am so sorry for your loss. I n Matthew 9: 35, 36 it says this:
" And Jesus set out on a tour of all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and preaching the good news of the Kingdom and curing every sort of disease and every sort of infirmity. On seeing the crowds, he felt pity for them, because they were skinned and thrown about like sheep without a shepherd." Jesus is able to cure all who suffer from anything; illness, genetic problems, what ever we have, and he cares about us, all of us. For those who died, he promises a resurrection back to life in John 11:23, 24. And in Revelation 21:1-4 he promises a whole new world where those resurrected can live with their families. Notice what verse 4 says will be missing "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore." What a place. You could all live together as a happy family there, and Harrel will be healthy and just like everyone else. I hope this helps a little. Call me if you like or text me. My cell is 761-241-7322. Steve
Steve FloydColumbus, GA
We remember all the fun times with you Doug at family gatherings. Will miss that sweet smile but we will see you again someday. Love you
Sonny and Connie ClarkOdessa, TX
Our hearts and prayers are with you. We didn't have the chance to spend much time with Douglas, but mom talked about him often and gave us frequent updates. He was a kind and extra-ordinary person. We know you miss him, but with the celebration of Easter next Sunday and what Jesus did for us, we will see him again! We love you. Bruce and Donna
Bruce and Donna McNielKnoxville, TN
Douglas's sparkling eyes always made me happy. We have all been bless to have known him.
Doris Nix McNielDayton,, OH
Dear Uncle Harrel and Aunt Mary Lou. I'm so sorry for your loss. I know Douglas was a precious son. Thinking of you with love. Marty McNiel Welch
Marty WelchXenia, OH