Mr. John Robert Nixon age 87 of Smithville passed away Thursday afternoon at NHC HealthCare Center in Smithville. John was born November 18, 1930 to his parents, the late Floyd Vaskel and Clara Mai Christian Nixon. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, June Nixon. He was a member of the Smithville First United Methodist Church, U.S. Army Veteran having served in the Korean Conflict, a Mason and member of Liberty Lodge #77, was a partner of Amonett -Nixon Chevrolet for 30 years, DeKalb County Clerk and Master for 16 years, Farmer and served as Chairman of the Smithville Electric Board from 1969 to 2017 and continued serving as a board member until the time of his death. Survivors include his 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Gwen (Harrell) Tolbert and Sandra (J.C.) Wall both of Smithville; 1 granddaughter, Tara Tolbert and Fiancé, Steve Crook; 1 sister, Faye Reeder of Smithville; 1 sister-in-law, Geneva Judkins of Smithville; nephews, Joey Reeder, Larry and Dwayne Webb, Ritch and Mark Judkins; nieces, Ivadell Randolph and Kim Bianchini; special great-niece, Danielle (Mark) Collins. Public Graveside services and interment will be 1:00 Saturday, April 28, 2018 at DeKalb Memorial Gardens with Bro. Michael Hale officiating. Visitation with the family will be Friday 3:PM until 8:PM and Saturday 10:AM until 12:30PM at which time he will be taken to the cemetery for the graveside service. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.