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Robert Davis �Pete� Mixon, Sr.

2020-05-11

Mr. Robert D. �Pete� Mixon, Sr, 83, of Fernandina Beach passed away Sunday, May 10, 2020 at his home.

Born in Screven, GA he was a son of the late Duncan C. and Beulah Davis Mixon.

A veteran of the U. S. Army, Pete came to Fernandina Beach in 1953. He served the community as a firefighter with the Fernandina Beach Fire Department eventually retiring after 29 years service as an Engineer.

He was also an accomplished brick mason. Through the years he laid brick for numerous homes in the area. Pete was also involved with several restoration projects in downtown Fernandina Beach, Fort Clinch and on Cumberland Island.

Never one to be still, he loved the outdoors. Pete was an avid gardener. Over the years he shared many fresh vegetables with neighbors, friends and family. He loved fishing and deer hunting.

Pete really enjoyed music. He often attended bluegrass festivals in the South Georgia and North Florida area. He will long be remembered as a fantastic cook and for his wonderful barbeque and peanut boils.

He dearly loved his family and was affectionately known as �Papa Pete� by his grandkids and great grandkids.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce, two brothers, Lawton and Edward Mixon and a grandson, Kelly J. Mixon.

He leaves behind three children, DeeAnna Gillespie and her husband, Marc Patterson of Ellijay, GA, Robert D. Mixon, Jr. and his wife, Ginny of Fernandina Beach and Julie Bargeron and her husband, Harold of Blue Ridge, GA; his sister and brother, Evelyn Chancey of Offerman, GA and Bobby Mixon, and his wife, Iris of Blackshear, GA; his grandchildren, Elaine, Eric, Bonnie, Justin, Nicole, Kelly, Cierra and Ben as well as 7 great grandchildren and several extended family members.

Pete will be laid to rest beside his wife, Joyce, at Hughes Cemetery in Yulee as part of a private family graveside service.

His family will gather to celebrate and remember his life with all of his friends and the community next year on his birthday.

Memories

DINA HALL May 12, 2020
To the family of Mr. Pete,
I am so sorry for all of your loss. He was such a pleasure to take care of. He will be missed as I seen what a loving family you all are. God Bless you all. Love and Hugs, Dina Hall CNA

MICHELLE CUNNINGHAM May 12, 2020
Wonderful Man always the sweetest, friendliest Father to his Children..I grew up with his daughter Julie, & always loved visits to her home�My condolences to his Family.

JEFFREY BUNCH May 12, 2020
The last time I spoke with Pete was at a luncheon that the retired guys had several years ago, I had the pleasure of working with Pete on the Fire Department and he was such a joy to be around, We had many laughs and tears together and enjoyed having fresh veggies at most of our firehouse meals.. DeeAnna, Robbie and Julie, I want to share my sadness with you and this; Death is that state in which one exists only in the memories of others, which is why it is not an end, no goodbyes, just good memories.

CHRISTINE STEWART May 18, 2020
So sorry for your loss.

ANGELA DAVIDSON May 20, 2020
I am so sorry for your loss. Know that you all are in my prayers.
With my deepest sympathy,
Angela Davidson