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In Memory Of Our Poets

Eldred Mixon, Jr. (1930-2013) - Class Of 1949

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.

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01/21/13 07:40 PM #1    

Stan Robinson (1970)

January 17, 2013

So sorry to hear about Booney and it happening on the same day as Dutch is just freaky. Give your mom a big hug for me and know I'm thinking of you both.

January 16, 2013


January 14, 2013

So glad we were all able to get together a couple of times over the last few years in Auburn. Great memories. Thoughts and prayers to you.

January 14, 2013
Look to the future in memory of a most worthy father. A friend

January 13, 2013
I am so sorry for your loss, Chris.

January 13, 2013

The oldest nephew has the blessings of remembering his aunts and uncles when they were young and starting out. College Street, Booney as a young husband, Dad and student seem like just the other day. Booney was and is beyond special to me. He visited Dad so many times through the years. We emailed and talked every few months since Dad passed away. Booney at Auburn was a special inspiration for me during one of the most difficult times of my life. His example as a young Dad, husband and student gave me the courage to change direction. I doubt I ever told him that.

Inspiration, courage and love are priceless gifts. He gave them to me. God surely smiles on Booney's soul and has already welcomed his spirit as a great addition to Heaven. I am proud and blessed to know him. I love him.


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