Richard Leon Hix

richard hix

December 31, 1933 ~ October 25, 2020

Born in: Lavonia, Georgia
Resided in: Lawrenceville, Georgia

Richard Leon Hix was born December 31, 1933 in Lavonia, Ga. He moved to Atlanta in 1950. He married Lois Eloise Purcell February 12, 1954. They lived in Atlanta for 30 years before moving to Lawrenceville. Richard (Leon) worked at the USPS for 20 years and started HLH Office Machines with his brother Dean Hix. He was a Master Mason for 59 yrs. He retired from the US Army-National Guard achieving the rank of Chief Warrant Officer 3 before retiring in 1993. He was a member of Eastside Baptist Church for 44 years and a longtime Choir member. Richard was an active member of First Baptist Church of Lawrenceville. He was Daddy, Grandpa, and Uncle Leon to numerous nieces and nephews. He loved farming/gardening, working/riding on tractors, and making homemade preserves and pecan pies for family. He always put family first, and was a great role model for all. He was the caregiver for his wife (our mother) for 10 years.

He is survived by his daughters Sandy (Glenn) Manning and Cindi (Bill) Womack. His grandchildren Wes (Anne) Manning, Kristi (David) Folden, Ryan (Katie) Womack, and Lindsay Womack. His great grandchildren, Ella, Michael, and Henry Manning, Joshua and Jennifer Folden, Ava Ross and William Womack. Brother Dean (Glenda) Hix of Decatur and sister Nell (Marty) Parker of Birmingham, Al. He was preceded in death by his wife Eloise and parents Milton and Mammie Hix, brothers Kent, Phil, and Lemuel Hix, and sisters, Ann Brown and Bobbie Nichols.

Following CDC guidelines for COVID-19, a graveside service will be held for family only, November 5th, 11:00am at Georgia Memorial Park and Cemetery, Marietta, Ga. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to First Baptist Church of Lawrenceville 165 S. Clayton St., Lawrenceville, 30046 or the Alzheimer’s Association,

Arrangements by Wages & Sons Funeral Home, 1031 Lawrenceville Highway Lawrenceville, GA 30046. 770-277-4550. Online condolences may be expressed at


Graveside Service: November 5, 2020 11:00 - 11:30 am

Georgia Memorial Park
2000 Cobb Parkway
Marietta, GA 30060


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  1. CandleImageI am so sorry for your loss. This world has lost a precious soul. He was a very dear friend to many. I can truly say, he was an inspiration and a light to this world. He cared genuinely about others and had a kind spirit about him. He will surely be missed, but our loss is Heaven’s gain. May God Bless and keep all of his family in his loving care and give them comfort during this time.

    • Thank you so much for your kind words about Dad. He appreciated everything you did for him & Mom. We want you to know how much we appreciate you and all you did for him.

      The Hix Family

  2. CandleImageHe was a great friend to my father, Charles G. Mitchell, Jr. at Lawrenceville First Baptist. His kindness to him after my mother passed will always be remembered. Prayers for his family.

    • He spoke fondly of your father. Our dad was a people person and he really enjoyed Charles’s company and being of service. He would describe his day spent with your father when we talked. Thank you for your kind words.

      The Hix Family

  3. CandleImageA great friend and a great neighbor. A fine Christian gentleman. We will surely miss him. Prayers to the family

    • We wanted to thank you for being a good neighbor and friend to our Dad. He spoke fondly of you and Angie. We felt better about him living alone because of neighbors like you. Thank you again for looking out for him.

  4. Richard and Eloise Hix were two wonderful friends whom we will forever miss. We loved Richard’s wonderful humor and admired his Biblical knowledge. Always with the, “What can I do for you?” attitude, created multiple friends for him. We send our deepest sympathy to the family, knowing how deep your sorrow must be.

    • This certainly describes Dad. You knew he was a Christian by his words and works. He loved his church friends & family. Thank you for your kind words when we needed them.

      The Hix Family

  5. CandleImageLove and prayers during this difficult time . Uncle Leon holds a special place in my heart. He was a man of faith and devotion to his family. I can’t put in to words how he helped my mother, which meant so much to her and us. I’m sure they all are singing in Heaven! And I have so many fond memories of my childhood visits to see the Hix family.

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