Terry William Wixon, age 82, of Mecosta, passed away May 8, 2023 at his home surrounded by family.
Terry was born in Mt. Pleasant on August 16, 1940, the son of Albert E. Wixon and Hazel May (Dean) Wixon. He married Geraldine Beemer on October 26, 1958. Terry graduated from Barryton Rural Agricultural High School in 1958. Terry owned and operated the 3 generation Wixon and Dean Supermarket until 1996 and during that time he was a volunteer paramedic for 25+ years. After closing the supermarket, Terry and Gerry opened their home to over 100 children with the foster care system. Terry also was employed at Chippewa Hills School District as a bus driver and cafeteria helper before retiring completely in 2018. He was a member of the Barryton village council and Fair Board. He loved drinking coffee with his buddies at Williams Café, camping,bonfires, but most of all he loved spending time with his family.
Terry is survived by his wife, Geraldine. Children: Cheryl (Brian) Douglass, Laurie (Matt) Bellinger, Janet Eldridge, Tammy (Aaron) Todd, Darin Wixon, Kim (Joe) Parks, Jami Wixon, Missy Wixon, Jeff Wixon, Rob
Wixon, Desi (Patty) Cates and Zeke (Ahkarree) Draper. Grandchildren: Tara, Michael, Shawna, Brandi, Bryon, Diona, Kira, Afton, Aaron Jr, Jeremy, Rachel, Alan, Constance, Anastasia, Lillian, Mia, Landen, Paxton, Lukas, Lyric, Anthony, Liam, Elijah, Amarra, Avaleyne and Aaliyah. Great Children: Michael, Kayelynn, Mason, Maddox, Dakota, Dawson, Rukyah, Omar, Kandace, Kailey, Joseph, Kruze, Madalynn, Connor, Charlotte, Sid, Gabe, Jude, Raya, Roman, Kurstyn, Addison, Ionia and Lucas. Brother Robert, sister Lenna Vee, brothers-in-law Bernell, Billy (Bill) and Dennis and several nieces and nephews.
Terry is preceded in death by his parents Albert and Hazel (Dean) Wixon, parent in laws Theo and Violet (Stevens) Beemer, brother Bruce, infant sister Anita and sister Joanne, brothers-in-laws William, Wally, Clyle, Vernon, sisters-in-law Lorna, Bonnie, Beverly, Nancy, Audrey, son in law Bruce Eldridge and granddaughters Amy Jo and Airianna.
Cremation has taken place at Daisy Hill Crematory, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan
A memorial in honor of Terry’s life will take place on Sunday June 25, 2023 at 2:00 pm at the Barryton Community Center located at 3265 20th Mile Rd, Barryton, MI 49305 with Dave Jewell officiating. Celebration
of life luncheon to follow prepared by the Ladies of the Free Methodist Church