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Harold "Sonny" Mix Sr., 82, Galveston, passed away at 7:03 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, at St. Vincent Kokomo. He was born June 21, 1935, in Heber Springs, Arkansas, to Alva and Bertha (Aldridge) Mix. He married Velda L. Sitzes on Dec. 31, 1957, in Kokomo, and she survives.
Sonny worked construction before going to work for Cuneo Press in Kokomo. He worked for Cuneo for 19 ½ years before it closed. He then went to work for Delco Electronics and worked for an additional 19 years. He owned and operated Mix's Auto Sales in Kokomo and Galveston for many years. He was known as the "El Camino Man." He enjoyed working on classic cars. He served his country in the Korean War from 1958 to 1960.
Surviving family include his wife, Velda Mix, Galveston; son, Randy Mix, Galveston; daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Bob Phipps, Galveston; and grandson, Ryan and wife Corrynn Mix, Kokomo. He is also survived by one sister, Anita Henson, Merced, California; nieces and nephews, Glenda and Jon Murdock, Heber Springs, Arkansas, Robin Henson and Randy Henson, California; brother and sister-in-law, Loren and Carol Sitzes, Kokomo, and his best bud and special companion, Mouse.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Harold "Harry" L. Mix Jr.; siblings, Freeda Whitehurst, Leo Fay Mix; half siblings, Harlas, Lilly and Hazel Mix; and nephews, Ricky and Ronnie Henson.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, 2016, at Murray Weaver Funeral Home in Galveston, with the Rev. Norm Snyder officiating. Burial will follow at Galveston Cemetery with graveside military honors. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. The family would like to extend a special "Thank You" to Dr. Eric Tuchscherer, M.D., for his excellent care of Sonny. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to the Lewis Cass Scholarship Fund. Envelopes will be provided at the funeral home. www.murrayweaverfuneralhome.com.
Published on October 30, 2017
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