Franklin Joseph Mixon, 57, of Montrose, died January 10, 2022, at the Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock.
He was a native of Fort Hood, Texas, a resident of Montrose for 11 years, and a former resident of Pontotoc, Mississippi for many years.
Mr. Mixon was an “over the road” truck driver for over 20 years, retiring from CRST Trucking Company. After retirement, he worked for Scott Tractor for several years. He served as a volunteer firefighter for the Montrose Fire Department and also served as fire chief. He enjoyed being outdoors and working on everything from old cars to “honey-do’s” around the house and in his spare time, he would draw, do woodworking and have discussions about the Bible.
He was preceded in death by his father, William Earl “Bill” Mixon in 2020; his mother, Brenda Palmertree; a stepdaughter, Jena Christine “Chrissy” Hester in 2017; a stepgrandson, Aubyrn Thomas Hester in 2016 and two stepbrothers, Andy Mixon and Butch Tims.
He is survived by his wife of 11 years, Vicki Burns Mixon of Montrose; a son, Joseph Wallis Mixon of Guntown, Mississippi; a stepson, Buster Eugene Craig and wife, Brooklyn, of Monroe, Louisiana; his stepmother, Sharlote McCabe Mixon of Montrose; three stepbrothers, Brad Mixon of Walls, Mississippi, Chuck Mixon of Hernando, Mississippi and Dentye Tims of Byhalia, Mississippi; three grandchildren, Jonthan Matthew Wallis Mixon, Isabella Nicole Mixon, and Adin Wade Mixon.
A private graveside service will be held in the Montrose Cemetery.