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Hix, John
Mr. John Phillip Hix, 65, of 121 W. Simmons St. Galesburg died at 10:20 am Monday June 6, 2011 at his home.

He was born June 15, 1945 in Galesburg the son of John Erastus and Velda Eileen Freeman Hix.

He is survived by his sister, Ellen M. Thomas of Galesburg; two sons John Paul Hix of Colo. and Troy Hix; two daughters Chris and Tami and grandchildren and nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents and his grandparents, Alpha M. and Elza Don Freeman and Claude and Myrtle Hix.

Phil served in the Armed Services as a paratrooper.

He worked odd jobs as a jack of all trades and had a passion for old American Muscle Cars as a mechanic. He retired from Maytag Corporation as it closed. Known as Phil to family and friends, he loved country music and good times with friends.

A Remembrance of Phils life will be held 11:00-1:00 PM Saturday, June 11, 2011 at Mary Allen West Towers Community Room. Cremation will be accorded. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Knox County Chapter American Red Cross. Hinchliff-Pearson-West Funeral Directors are assisting family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.
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