Eldred "Booney" Mixon, Jr. passed away Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at East Alabama Medical Center. A memorial service for Mr. Mixon was held at 11:00am, Monday, January 14, 2013 at Jeffcoat-Trant Chapel. Mr. Mixon was 82 and a resident of Auburn, Alabama.
Mr. Mixon was born and raised in Montgomery, Alabama and was one of seven siblings. He was a 1949 graduate of Sidney Lanier High School in Montgomery. He earned his degree in civil engineering from Alabama Polytechnic Institute where he was a member of several honor societies.
Mr. Mixon entered the tunnel mining industry and managed major tunnel projects throughout the United States and Canada. His final project in 1999 was a twin highway tunnel in the Ozarks outside of Fayetville, Arkansas. Upon his retirement he returned to live in Auburn, Alabama. He enjoyed golf and gardening.
Mr. Mixon worked hard to provide for his family and stood by them through thick and thin. He will always be remembered for his generosity and devotion to his family.
Mr. Mixon was preceded in death by two sons, Michael David Mixon and Gregory Parker Mixon.
Survivors include his wife, Mary C. Mixon of Auburn; son, Christopher Haardt Mixon of Opelika; daughter, Cynthia Mixon of Bon Secour, Alabama; one brother, Franklin Mixon of Eufaula; two sisters, Wren Ennis of Alexandria, Virginia, and Mary Alice Jones of Marietta, Georgia; and one grandson.
The family suggests, in lieu of flowers, memorials be directed to His Place of Opelika.
Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home & Crematory is directing.
Published in The Opelika-Auburn News on January 12, 2013.