J.C. Nix, 80, of Morganton, NC passed away Friday, July 20, 2018. Born in McDowell County, NC on September 22, 1937, he was the son of the late Charlie Nix and Ollie Stone Nix. He served in the United States Air Force for 20 years.

J.C. is survived by a son, Darryl Nichols and wife, Marsha, of Alabama; daughter, Connie Gisi and husband, Donald, of Cocoa, Florida; grandchildren, Stephen Nichols, Corey Nichols, Joshua Gisi, Brittany Gisi, Paul Wesley Otto, and Justin Otto; great grandchildren, Kylee Otto, Lincoln Otto, and Christi Nichols; brother, Robert Nix of Drexel, NC; and two sisters, Inez Mitchell and Christine Nix, both of Drexel, NC.

In addition to his parents, J.C. was preceded in death by his first wife, Eva Ann Nix; second wife, Mamie Nix; daughter, Shelia Otto; brother, Paul Nix; and sister, Ruby Nix.

The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center. The funeral will follow at 11 a.m. in the Colonial Chapel of the funeral home. The graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery with military honors provided by the US Air Force.

Memorial contributions may be made to Burke Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc., 1721 Enon Rd., Valdese, NC 28690.

Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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