OBITUARY: Rickey Calvin Nixon


Rickey Calvin Nixon, age 61 of Watertown died Sunday morning, Oct. 16, 2022 at Vanderbilt Wilson Hospital in Lebanon.

Born Oct. 3, 1961 in Dekalb County, son of Marie Caldwell Nixon and the late William Alfred Nixon.

Rickey was the former owner and operator of the Watertown Hardware Store.

He is survived by his wife, Rena Conner Nixon of Watertown; children, Tracy (Joel) Taylor of Watertown, Alora Nixon of Hermitage, Chasity Taylor Bowles and Natasha (Benny) Slone both of Kentucky; stepchildren, Amanda (Lynn) Swann of Watertown, Kevin Smotherman of Watertown, Alishia Poss of Lebanon; 19 grandchildren and 1 great-grandson; sisters, Freida (Junior) Reynolds of Liberty and Diana Tate of Watertown; brother, William Wade (Angie) Nixon of Lebanon; nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022 at Hunter Funeral Home with Bro. Rodger McCann and Bro. Tim Robinson officiating. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday and 10 a.m. till service time Wednesday.

Pallbearers, William Nixon, Josh Tate, Kevin and Damion Smotherman, Andy Shahan, Stephen McNeil, Chris and Allen Reynolds.

Interment will be at Mt. Holly Cemetery in Smithville.


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