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Leonid T. Nixon

June 7, 1928 August 5, 2020
Leonid T. Nixon
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Obituary for Leonid T. Nixon

Leonid T. Nixon, 92, of Kansas City, MO, passed away on August 5, 2020.
He is preceded in death by his parents Eugenia and Timothy Nixon, brothers
Boris, Glenn, Larry, and Walter Nixon, and wife ("my Sweetheart"), Helen Nixon.
Remaining here to cherish his memory are Leo's daughters, Nancy (Nixon) Larrick,
Patricia (Nixon) Sidener, Rebecca (Nixon) Sidener, three grandchildren, four
great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, many adoring nieces and
nephews, and his loving sister, Ludmila (Nixon) Gibbons.

Leo was a U. S. Navy veteran, a graduate from Akron University, and he retired
from the B. F. Goodrich Tire Company after 33 years of service. He was involved
in school and extracurricular sports his entire life - swimming, basketball, baseball, football,
golf, jogging, bowling, and bike riding - and enjoyed attending local high-school and
college sporting events and having coffee with the guys. He had a great appreciation
of music, from Beethoven and Pavarotti to Moody Blues and Bob Seger. Leo was very
interested in his daughters' pursuits in life and was behind them in all of their dreams
and ventures - ballet, tap dance, piano, violin, guitar, band, orchestra, drum and bugle
corps, swim team, gymnastics - and would be their biggest fan. He was at times a
foreboding figure standing at 6' 4" and had a terrific, sarcastic sense of humor, and
loved baking his special Christmas cookies every year. He cherished family gatherings
and was generous with his love, protection, and many, many "rescues" of his kids.

Dad will always be remembered as a caring father and a loving, supportive husband.
He was our tall rock and remained "the boss" up until the very end. We will dearly
miss his earthly presence in our lives, but now we have confidence that he is in the
hands of the Lord God Almighty.

Father, Dad, Daddy, Pop, Papa, Grandpa, Uncle, Brother, - WE LOVE YOU!


Funeral service will be 11:00 AM Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at Faith Community Church, 4214 NW Cookingham Road, Kansas City, MO 64164 with a visitation from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM.
Burial will follow at Second Creek Cemetery with Military Honors.

Please help celebrate the life of Leo by sharing a memory or expressing your condolences to the family.

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Visitation

Tuesday

11

Aug

10:00 AM 8/11/2020 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 8/11/2020 11:00:00 AM
Faith Community Church

4214 NW Cookingham
Kansas City, MO 64164

Faith Community Church
4214 NW Cookingham Kansas City 64164 MO
United States

Service

Tuesday

11

Aug

11:00 AM 8/11/2020 11:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 8/11/2020 12:00:00 PM
Faith Community Church

4214 NW Cookingham
Kansas City, MO 64164

Faith Community Church
4214 NW Cookingham Kansas City 64164 MO
United States
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