On August 7, 2021, the world lost a kind and special man, Wallace William Nixon Jr. (“Wally”) who died peacefully in his sleep. Wallace was born in Edenton, NC in 1930 to Wallace and Annabelle (Boyce) Nixon. Wallace was an active strong family man who had the kindest heart and love for his family that he demonstrated daily. He is now free of his physical limitations here on earth and is whole again.
Wallace is reunited with his wife, Ellen Mae (Reese) Nixon, parents, Annabelle and Wallace Nixon, siblings, James, Lynnwood, Erma, Mabel, Annabelle, Mamie, Johnny May, and son in law David Kassell.
Wallace is survived by his children, Angelo Nixon (Kathy), Wallace Nixon (Eileen), Kimberly Nixon, and April Kassell. In addition to his children, Wallace has 6 granddaughters: Nicole Gallagher (Ryan), Michelle Ross (Chris), Sarai Nixon O’Toole (Tim), Joy Nixon, Josie Nixon, and Katie Nixon and 8 great grandchildren. His sister Sarah Nixon Starnes and brother-in-law William C. Reese (Kaye) are survived along with many nieces, nephews, and cousins that he cherished.
Wallace is best remembered for his heart of service, his love of driving, and fishing. For 27 years, Wallace served in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard as a Sargant First Class. This training empowered him to stop at every accident scene he encountered to lend a hand or save others. Wallace loved to drive and did so professionally and provided this expertise to the following organizations: American Red Cross, Gateway Rehabilitation Center, Shriner Road Runner Club, and Meals on Wheels. Additionally, you could find Wallace selling hot dogs, brooms, and other
fundraising activities to support the Lions Club, Vanport Fire Department Auxiliary, etc. Wallace was lifelong fisherman who as a child in North Carolina worked on a commercial fishing boat. He never lost his love for sport fishing or his love for a great fish dinner!
Wallace was a man who had many careers. He retired from J & L as a boiler house operator. Wallace was never one to have just one job at a time so he also had multiple part time jobs which he loved such as: Aliquippa School bus driver, Beaver Valley Motor Coach driver, driver for and Con-Rail Transportation to name a few. He worked well into his 80’s and was constantly in motion. He was always involved and would go out of his way to make others feel welcome and at home. His wife, Ellen would often quip, “He really has never met a stranger”.
The family would like to thank St. Barnabas for their support and most of all for being the family to Wallace when they were not present.
In line with Wallace’s heart to protect others, masks are required at all farewell services.
Friends will be received at Simpson Funeral and Cremation Services, 1119 Washington Avenue, Monaca for a viewing on Wednesday 2pm-4pm and 6pm-8pm where services will be held on Thursday at 10am with a procession to follow to Sylvania Hills Mausoleum.
The Monaca Center Lodge #791 F & AM will conduct a service Wednesday at 7:30 pm in the funeral home. Military honors will be provided on Thursday at 10:50 am at the cemetery.
For the safety and convenience of others, a streaming service will be provided to enable those who cannot attend in person. Memorial contributions can be made to the Shriner Road Runner Club, Cheswick, PA
To share online condolences, light a memorial candle, add photos, and other information, please visit his permanent memorial at simpsonfuneralhome.com.