Frank Perkins Hixon passed away on June 3, 2019.
Mr. Hixon was a resident of Johns Creek, Georgia over the past 30 years. He was born in Union Springs, Alabama on Oct. 20, 1933 and graduated from Union Springs High School in 1952. He attended Auburn University and Jacksonville State University with intervening service in the U.S. Army.
Frank excelled as an overall athlete and focused his college and army years on football and track. After college, he chose a career in teaching and coaching culminating as teacher and head coach of football, swimming and girls basketball at Briarcliff High School in Decatur, Georgia during the mid-1960s. In 1968, he transitioned to the business world, joining H. B. Fuller Company, a fast-growing specialty chemicals group. Frank held various senior management positions at H. B. Fuller over the next 30 years until his retirement in 1998.
Over his career, Frank and his family resided in Franklin and subsequently in Johns Creek. Frank was an avid golfer and particularly enjoyed hosting his family and friends at his beloved Atlanta Athletic Club.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Jeanne Campbell Hixon; parents, Mary Barr Hixon,
Charles Graham Hixon and Evelyn McInish Hixon; and brothers, Sam Hixon, Graham Hixon, Ted Hixon, Mack Hixon and Dwight Hixon.
He is survived by his four children, Frank Hixon Jr., Kathleen Geary, Melanie Booth and Neal Hixon; brother, Sherrod Hixon; sister, Julie Rose Hixon Wesley; and 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren who affectionately called him “Pop” and for whom he will be dearly missed.
A memorial service will be planned at the family cemetery in Perote, Alabama.