William McKinley Nixon age 86; Sunrise 08/15/32 , Sunset 03/13/19. Lived in Columbus, Ohio all his life. Veteran U.S. Army where he served in The Korean War. CPC Med Co. 29th Infantry Regiment. Member of American Legion Whitehall Post #490 & Post #532. Lifetime member Amvets Post #89, Ralph R Rickly Lodge #670 F & AM Master Mason. Honor Flight Columbus Quest 9-06-14. Preceded in death by wife Jo Ann (Twigg) Nixon who died in 1993. father James P. Nixon and mother Geneva E. Swank; two brothers, James R. Nixon and Robert Lee Nixon and sister Carol Ann Vaughn; Survived by three sons, Timothy M. (Jackie) Nixon; William Steven (Pamela) Nixon; Gregory S. Nixon; three granddaughters, Angela Nixon (Dennis); Jerrica Nixon (Ridge); Jennifer Nixon (Coty); two grandsons, Timothy Michael Nixon II and Nathan Nixon ; two great grandsons Ryland Cole McGrath, Brixton River McGrath and great granddaughter Ella Marie Pernell which he shares a birthday with; two sisters, Susan Gardner; Gloria Walker; one brother Harry (Rose) Sebring; Numerous nieces and nephews; Special long time loving and caring companion of 24 years Virginia K. Luff. Friends may call at Jerry Spears Funeral Home 2693 W. Broad St Monday 2-4 and 6-8 Pm where service will be held 1:00 P.M Tuesday. Interment Sunset Cemetery. Rev. Malcolm Schoener officiating. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Honor Flight Columbus P.O. Box 12036 Columbus, Ohio 43212. Masonic Service 7:30 pm Monday.