Donald Eugene Hixon, 81, of Butler, Pennsylvania, passed away on December 4, 2019 at his residence.
He was born July 4, 1938 in Brownsdale, Pennsylvania to the late Donald E. Hixon and the late Esther Hartzell Hixon.
Donnie graduated from Penn Township High School in 1957. He worked at Butler Armco in the CRNO Department, retiring in 1998, after 31 years of service. Donnie was the Greens Keeper at Suncrest Golf Course in Penn Twp for 12 years. He was a member of Victory Family Church in Cranberry Twp., PA and also was a caretaker at Brownsdale Cemetery in Penn Twp., PA. Donnie enjoyed collecting antique tractors and restoring tractors. He liked to do woodworking and making toys for kids. Donnie loved mowing lawns and thrift shopping for special gifts for the children in the family.
Donnie is survived by his, three sons, Eugene D. (Kimberly) Hixon of Butler, PA, Barry W.(Debby) Hixon of Butler, PA, Daniel M. (Rebecca) Hixon of Renfrew, PA; one daughter, Joy E. E. (Dr. Robin Cetnar) Cetnar of Butler, PA; twelve grandchildren, Kristin J. (Dennis) Edmonds, Justin E. Hixon, Rachel K. Hixon, Todd D. (Carly) Hixon, Kevin J. (Catherine) Hixon, Chad M. (Rachel) Hixon, Joel R. Hixon, Luke D. Hixon, Ashley J. (Tom) Cetnar-Madar, Christopher W. R. Cetnar, Alexander D. Cetnar, and Noah B. Cetnar; 10 great-grandchildren, Westin Edmonds, Aubrin Edmonds, Nolin Edmonds, Robert Minto, Eric Hixon, Charlotte Hixon, Rylee Hixon, Kenlee Hixon, Everlee Hixon, and Daniel Madar; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by wife, Eunice Turner Hixon, who he married on January 25, 1957 and who passed away on September 8, 2006; and one great grandchild, Timothy Robin Madar.
Friends will be received Sunday, December 8, 2019, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm & 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm at Thompson – Miller Funeral Home, Inc., 124 East North Street Butler, PA.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, December 9, 2019, 12:00 pm at the Thompson-Miller Funeral Home Inc., 124 East North St. Butler, PA, with Pastor John Spencer of Victory Family Church in Cranberry Twp, PA, officiating.
Memorial donations may be made to Brownsdale Cemetery Association, 333 Brownsdale Rd. Butler, PA 16002.
Burial will take place in the Brownsdale Cemetery.
Online condolences can be given at www.thompson-miller.com.