In memoriam: Robert Mixon, professor emeritus

February 26, 2017

Robert Mixon

Robert Mixon, professor emeritus of Spanish.

Robert Floyd Mixon, 85, widower of Louise Brown Mixon, died Sunday, February 19, 2017. Born in Clemson, he was a son of the late George Floyd and Mildred Cochran Mixon. Bob was a graduate of Calhoun-Clemson High School. He was a 1954 graduate of Clemson University and earned a Master’s Degree from UNC-Chapel Hill. A U.S. Army Veteran, he served as a counterintelligence officer in Munich, Germany at the height of the Cold War. He was a Spanish professor at Clemson until his retirement in 1993.

He served his beloved church, Fort Hill Presbyterian, as deacon, elder, trustee, and Sunday school teacher. He will be remembered for his devotion to his late wife and for their loyalty to Clemson sports, especially baseball. Surviving are his son, Greg (Melanie) Mixon of Columbia and grandsons, Eric Mixon, Brian Mixon, and Kyle Mixon, as well as nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife and parents, he was predeceased by brothers, Joe Mixon and David Mixon, and a sister, Dorothy Ann Gage.

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