Gary Clifton Nixon Friday, July 3, 1942 - Sunday, August 6, 2017

Oldtown, MD – Gary Clifton Nixon, 75, of Oldtown, MD, passed away Sunday, August 6, 2017, at his home.
Born July 3, 1942, in Cumberland, MD, Mr. Nixon was the son of the late Clifton Columbus Nixon and Thelma Grace (Haugh) Nixon.  He was also preceded in death by a son: Joseph W. Nixon.
A graduate of Oldtown High School, Gary attended the Technical School in McKeesport, PA.  He worked in Chicago for a few years, and then transferred to Washington, DC.  After that, he opened Action Automotive, Alexandria, VA, that he owned and operated for 45 years.  After retirement, Gary and his wife, Rosa, started the company, R&G Enterprises, continued for nine years, and then fully retired.  He was a member of the Kingdom Victory Church, and the National Rifle Association.
Gary is survived by his wife of 12 years: Rosa J. Nixon; his sons: Matthew Nixon and wife, Susan; and Brandon Nixon and wife, Ashlee; and his stepsons: Robert Shrout and wife, Amanda; and William Shrout, Jr., and wife, Carla.  He also leaves behind his brother: Lonnie Nixon; his niece: Sierra Nixon; his best friend: Steve Nixon; as well as seven grandchildren.
Friends will be received at the Adams Family Funeral Home, P.A., 404 Decatur Street, Cumberland, MD,  on Wednesday, August 9, 2017, from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
A funeral service will be conducted at the funeral home on Thursday, August 10, 2017, at 11:00 A.M., with Pastor Rodney Rhodes officiating, and assisted by William Shrout, Jr.
Interment will be in Oldtown United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Join us on Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 11:00am

404 Decatur Street, Cumberland, MD 21502

There was probably never anyone more original than my dearest cousin, Gary.     He had many interests, but the values he always carried with him were integrity and honesty.    He was very smart and talented:  His earliest job was that of an airplane mechanic for Eastern Airlines.  All of his adult life he never met a "fix it" problem he couldn't solve.  As he grew older, he started his own  business, Action Automotive, and was very successful,  not only because of his skills, but because of his good nature and his kindness.   He had the spirit of a true cowboy, and when we were children  he was quite clever creating skits with my sister wherein Judy and Gary were our leaders; Lonnie and I would have followed them anywhere.  This was only one of the many subjects we recounted during family visits, but how we enjoyed reliving them-- Gary, most of all, with great guffaws.  He also treasured  our own parents as if they were his own, stopping by when they were ill, if only to watch them sleep.    Gary taught me a lot about this kind of devotion and familial love.   We will miss Gary terribly.  We won't Just miss him.  We'll keep him in our hearts forever.    My love to all who knew and loved him,  Jilla Smith