LONG BEACH - Joseph S. Nixon, 89, died peacefully in his sleep at Long Beach Retirement and Assisted Care facility on Oct. 4, 2003.

Mr. Nixon was born on Oct. 7, 1913 in Illinois. He lived in Paris, Ill., until moving West with his son in 1998.

He was known for his humor, music and love of life.

He is survived by his son Don Nixon of Surfside, granddaughter Teri Kelley of California, and sister Sybil Myers of Indiana. He was preceded in death by his wife, Eula Bessie Nixon.

No services are planned. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the American Cancer Society.

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