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Edward "Ed" Lynn Nixon

1954 - 2021

Franklin, NC


Edward “Ed” Lynn Nixon, age 67, passed away after a brief bout with lung cancer on Sunday, July 4, 2021.  He was a resident of Franklin, NC, having relocated from the Charlotte area 17 years ago.

He was born in Ohio and moved to Florida as a young man, before making his home in North Carolina.

Ed enjoyed bass fishing, working in his garden, and was a master at remodeling homes. He recently completed the building of his and his wife’s mountain dream home in Franklin.

Ed was the owner of Ed Nixon Construction and enjoyed working with his many loyal customers over the years.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Evelyn Lastition, father, Richard Nixon, and brother, Bruce Nixon.

He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Kathy Nixon; son Ed Nixon Jr., his wife Nancy, and their two sons, Drew and Grey; son Ben Nixon, and his two daughters Kendell and Taylor.  

At Ed’s request, no service will be held.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Tunnel to Towers Foundation at 2361 Hylan Boulevard, Staten Island, NY 10306.

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Glenna & Buddy Christ

July 16, 2021 7:38 PM

Ed was our neighbor and friend. He was one of the hardest workers that we’ve ever known. He was a perfectionist and was very helpful to us many times. We’ll miss Ed and we know he has a new body on glory side and already building beautiful homes. RIP Ed Nixon

Ann & David Puchir

July 6, 2021 10:31 AM

Ed was our good friend for many years. Always working so hard and yet always there when you needed advice or help. He was one of those rare people that comes along not very often. He will be missed by many.

Ann and David Puchir

George Andrew Weikel

July 5, 2021 7:58 PM

Ed you are one of a kind. I had the honor to get to know you over the years. I will miss you but never forget you. I know you are in heaven and building a beautiful home. 

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