Herschel Nix

NIX, Herschel D. – of Florida, age 84, passed away on February 18, 2023. A Memorial Service will be celebrated at 1 PM Monday, March 13, 2023 at St. John Catholic Church 404 N. Dayton Street, Davison, MI 48423; Rev. Fr. Andrew Czajkowski celebrant. A private inurnment will take place after the service. The family will receive visitors from 11:30 AM until the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan in Herschel’s memory.

Herschel was born in Franklin County, AL on June 22, 1938, son of the late Alvin and Nisey Nix. He married Betty White on July 12, 1958. Herschel came to Flint with his parents when he was 16 and went to work at the Chevrolet Stamping plant in 1957. He completed an apprenticeship and worked as a Millwright. He was heavily involved in the UAW with positions from Committee Man to Secretary/Treasurer and then President of Chevrolet Local 659 and then on to a position on the UAW International Staff. Herschel was on several Board of Directors including the Flint Airport Authority. He enjoyed retirement on a lake in northwest Alabama then eventually moving to Florida to take advantage of the warm weather but especially golf. Above all, his family was what he loved and enjoyed the most! Herschel loved to attend their activities and recitals, but he especially loved their visits. His declining health prevented so many activities but oh my he could still smile his wonderful smile.

Herschel is survived by his wife of 64 years, Betty; children, Kevin (Tina), Terry (Tamara), Michelle (Don) Terwilliger; 8 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; many other loving family members and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Randy, who he missed so much; grandson, Andrew Hill; 2 sisters and 1 brother.