NIX, Charles W.
March 1, 2013 6:00 AM
Of Carpinteria by way of Waco, Texas. Born April 18, 1925, passed away February 7 at the age of 87 at home surrounded by loved ones. He was a naval mechanic during WWII and the Korean War. He loved to paint, but growing up in Texas on the " back 40" he was a rancher at heart. After his retirement from GTE he continued his love of working in is garden or as he would say "goin fishin" on the boat he and his eldest son bought together. The family enjoyed lots of fishing together at lake Casitas, Cachuma and water skiing at Lake Tahoe or the ocean. He was a quiet private man who loved his family and friends. He was preceded in death by his sister, parents and the love of his life, his wife of 65 years Mary Sehn of Santa Barbara. He leaves behind his three children, Michael Nix, Gail(Nix) Draves and Kirk Nix. Grandchildren, Cyndi (Nix) Macias, Jessica (Draves) Gonzales, Julia Draves, Kirk Nix Jr., Joseph Nix, Lisa Nix, Katie Nix. And Great grandchildren, Amanda Macias, Christopher Macias, Mathew Macias, Maverick Gonzales and Estelle Gonzales. Grave side services to be held at Carpinteria Cemetery March 2 at 2:00 PM. All who knew him are welcome. In lieu of flowers please donate to Hospice of Santa Barbara.