Joseph Lawton Mixon Jr.

Joseph Lawton Mixon, Jr., 68, of Blackshear, passed away Thursday afternoon, January 23, 2020, at his residence.

Born in Norfolk, VA January 20, 1952, he had lived in Pierce County most of his life. He was a 1970 graduate of Patterson High School. He had worked for the former Nimmer Chevrolet in Blackshear prior to going to work for General Housing from where he retired.  He was a hot rod lover and builder and especially proud of his ’72 Plymouth 340 Duster. He also loved to hunt, fish, cook, play golf and spend time with his family.  He was of the Baptist faith.

He was a son of the late Joseph Lawton Sr. and Mildred Jones Mixon.

Survivors include his daughter and her fiancé, Alysia Mixon and Neal Murray, Blackshear; his son, Mitch Mixon, Blackshear; his sister, Sandra Mixon, Houston, TX; two brothers, James Ricky (Cynthia) Mixon, Midway and Randall A. (Vickie) Mixon, Lynchburg, VA; two grandsons, Abel Carroll Murray and little Stanley Lawton Murray who is expected to arrive in March; the mother of his children, Geraldine Mixon, Waycross and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

The family will have a visitation at 11 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, at the funeral home.

There will be no public service.

Memorialization will be by cremation.

Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online register at

Pearson-Dial Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.

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