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Obituary for Elwyn "Bud" L. Mixon

Elwyn "Bud" L.  Mixon
Elwyn L. (Bud) Mixon, Jr., 96, of Greenwood, Arkansas passed away on Monday, October 29, 2018 in a local hospital. He was born on July 17, 1922 in Gowen, OK to Elwyn L. and Mabel (Wells) Mixon. Elwyn became “Bud” after his oldest sister started calling him that. He graduated from Greenwood High School in 1940 and enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He served in the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign earning 11 battle stars and was honorably discharged in China in 1946. He married Marise Rapp in 1947 and was happily married for 55 years until her death in 2003. He was a retired instructor of painting and wall-covering for the Job Corps. Bud loved gardening, sharing his bounty with his family; he also liked to fish and occasionally hunted. He was a faithful member of Highway 45 church of Christ in Midland, AR and more recently at Park Hill church of Christ in Fort Smith, AR. He was preceded in death by his wife Marise and a granddaughter Amanda Poston.

Funeral services are 10:00AM, Thursday, November 1, 2018 at Ocker-Putman Funeral Home with private burial in Roselawn Cemetery.

He is survived by his three daughters, Candace Berry and her husband Gimo of Bonanza AR, Rebecca Conner and her husband Benny of Fort Smith, Deborah Dolan and her husband Carl of Fort Smith; three sons, Mick Mixon and his wife Pam of Greenwood, Joel Mixon and Marcie Bell of Rudy and Patrick Mixon of Greenwood; Eleven grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.
Mr. Mixon may be viewed on Wednesday from 8:00-5:00 at the funeral home.
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