Dr. Nicholas Foy Nixon Jr. of North Myrtle Beach passed away surrounded by his family on Thursday, September 12, 2019, at his home in Tilghman Estates.
Born at Cherry Grove Beach on June 22, 1931, he was known to all his friends as Sonny. He was the son of Nicholas Foy Nixon Sr. and Cecelia Watson Nixon.
Surviving are his wife, Betsy Brogden Nixon; his sons, Lawrence Keith Nixon (Lisbeth Cubillan) and Nicholas Foy Nixon III (Beth Connell); grandchildren, Loren Nixon, Sam Moody, Jane Moody and Matthew Nixon; and brothers, Robert W. Nixon and Charles O. Nixon.
He was predeceased by his sisters, Mary Cecelia Nixon and Patsy Nixon Singleton.
Dr. Nixon was a graduate of Wampee High School, The University of South Carolina School of Pharmacy in Columbia and The Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.
He was always fitness oriented and was in good health until the age of 88. During his years in pharmacy school, he paid his way by running Sonny’s Pavilion on the ocean front in Cherry Grove Beach. He married Betsy Brogden of Durham, N.C. in 1960. Sonny and Betsy are members of Trinity United Methodist Church in North Myrtle Beach.
Visitation was held in the fellowship hall at Trinity United Methodist Church on Saturday, Sept. 14, from 4 to 6 p.m.
Services were held at 3 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church on Sunday, Sept. 15.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 706 14th Avenue South, North Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29582.
A guest book is available at www.leefhandcrematory.com.
Lee Funeral Home & Crematory of Little River/North Myrtle Beach served the family.