Vester Morgan MIXON Living BREWER Cynthia Ann MIXON Vester Morgan MIXON Rosalind Gail MIXON Rusty Ray MIXON Living MIXON Living MIXON Living MIXON Living MIXON Myrtle Lucille BRINKLEY Mini tree diagram
Marion Lee MIXON

Marion Lee MIXON2,1,6,3,7,5

also known as 1

11th Apr 19432,1,3 - 12th Jan 20204,3,5

Life History

11th Apr 1943

Born in Fort Jackson, Richland, South Carolina.2,1,3

between 1944 and 1945

Resident Lived with grandparents Forrest/ Francis Brinkley in Garner, Parker, Texas.1

between 1945 and 1946

Resident Address 702 Liberty;  from family records in Weatherford, Parker, Texas.1

between 1948 and 1952

Resident Family records in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma.1


Resident Address 306 N 19th St;  Source is for parents in Lawton, Comanche, Oklahoma.1


Resident Address 702 Liberty;  from family records in Weatherford, Parker, Texas.1

between 1954 and 1956

Resident Father US Army in France in France.1

between 1956 and 1960

Resident Family records in Copperas Cove, Coryell, Texas.1

between 1964 and 1965

Resident Lived with sister Mrs Donald Leroy Beam in Jonas Ridge, Burke, North Carolina.1


Resident Lived with Vester M. Mixon in Cool, Parker, Texas.1

Jun 1965

Resident Fort Benning;  11th Air Assault changed to 1st CAV and deployed to Vietnam in Chattahoochee County, Georgia.1

between 1966 and 1968

Resident Ft. Sill;  U.S. Army Aviation, 154th Aviation Company & 272nd Aviation Company which changed to B Company 159th Avn BN. after arrivial in Vietnam in Elgin, Comanche, Oklahoma..1

between 1969 and 1972

Resident Ft Benning;  U.S. Army Aviation, 177th Aviation Company changed to 205th Avn Company. Flight Engineer on one of two CH47 Helicopters flying support for the United States Army Executive Flight Det (Army One) in Columbus, Muscogee, Georgia.1

between 1972 and 1973

Resident U.S. Army Aviation, 22nd Avn Det. Special support mission in Pirmasens, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany.1

between 1973 and 1974

Resident U.S. Army Aviation, 205th Avn Company. Special support mission in Finthen, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany.1

between 1974 and 1975

Resident Ft Carson;  U.S. Army Aviation, 179th Avn Company. Special support mission. in El Paso County, Colorado.1

between 1975 and 1976

Resident U.S. Army Exec Flight Det Davidison AAF VA;  U.S. Army Aviation Army One (unit deactivated) with total mission given to US Marine Corp Marine One. in Fairfax County, Virginia.1

between 1976 and 1980

Resident Ft. Meade;  U.S. Army Aviation Advisor to Reserve 97th ARCOM Flt Facility. Assigned to 1st United States Army. in Anne Arundel County, Maryland.1

between 1980 and 1983

Resident Ft. Hood;  U. S. Army Aviation 1st Sgt C Co. 34th Support BN. 6th Cav BDE. in Bell County. Texas.1


Resident US Army Aviation, 117th Aviation Company Camp Page Korea. 1st Sgt of 1/2 US/ ROK training unit. Unit transfered to Repulic Of Korea Army in Korea.1

17th Sep 1981

Resident Ft Hood; Source is obit for Vester M Mixon published in the Caddo Citizen of Vivian, Caddo Parish, Louisiana in Killeen, Bell, Texas.1

between 1983 and 1984

Resident Ft. Lewis, U.S. Army Aviation 1st Sgt B Trp/HHC 3/5 Cav sq 9th Inf Div. in Tacoma, Pierce, Washington.1

Jan 1983

Resident Ft. Bliss, U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy Class #21 Jan-Jul in El Paso, El Paso, Texas.1

14th Jul 1983

Graduated in El Paso, El Paso, Texas.1

between 1984 and 1987

Resident Ft. Hood, U.S. Army CSM 502 Avn BN 2 AD/CSM 2AD Aviation Bde in Killeen, Bell, Texas.1

between 1986 and 1998

Resident 2901 Lawndale;  Personal knowledge in Killeen, Bell, Texas.2,1

30th Jun 1987

Retired in Killeen, Bell, Texas.1

between 1988 and 2004

Retired in Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas.1


Resident 651 CR 4877 in Copperas Cove, Coryell, Texas.1

30th Apr 2012

Resident Personal knowledge (Copperas Cove lies across the county line of Lampasas and Coryell Counties) in Copperas Cove, Lampasas, Texas.1

4th May 2013

Resident Source is self in Copperas Cove, Lampasas, Texas.1

12th Jan 2020

Died in Copperas Cove, Coryell, Texas.4,3,5

18th Jan 2020


Other facts


Married Living BREWER


  • U.S., Departing Passenger and Crew Lists, 1914-1965
    Mixon, Myrtle L (Sgt Vester M, Army) 40 F
    Mixon, Marion L 11yrs 4 mos M
    Mixon, Cynthia A  10yrs 5 mos F
    Mixon, Vester M, Jr 9yrs 5mos M
    Mixon, Joyce 7yrs 2mos F
    Mixon, Sandra K 5yrs 5mos F
    Mixon, Melinda 2yrs F
    Departure Age   10-5
    Birth Date abt 1944
    Departure 3 Sep 1954 New York, New York, USA
    TRANSOCEAN AIR LINES, Flight Number 3 E IDFR177/03
    Embarkation Idlewild, New York
    Destination Frankfurt, Germany
    Ultimate destination Toul, France

    U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1
    Marion Lee Mixon
    Birth Date 11 Apr 1943
    Address 2901 Lawndale St, Killeen, TX, 76549-2125 (1990  1993)
    Address 52511 Acoma Loop # 1, Fort Hood, TX, 76544-2210 (1986)
    Address RR 1 Cedarpass, Copperas Cove, TX, 76522
    Address 651 County Road 4877, Copperas Cove, TX, 76522-6247
    Address 687 RR 1 Box, Copperas Cove, TX, 76522

    Texas, Select County Marriage Records, 1837-2015
    Marion L Mixon, Gender Male
    Patsy Shelton
    License 1 Sep 1967 Wichita County, Texas, USA
    Marriage 1 Sep 1967 Wichita County, Texas, USA

    On 14 January 2020 I got word of Butch's death by phone from our mutual cousin and coresearcher in genealogy, Linda Martin Hanks Bussell, 14 Jan 2020.  Butch died Sunday night, 12 January 2020.  Linda left me a phone voicemail message.  Further details was not forthcoming.  That day only a one-line obituary announcement was online with the bare details.

    CSM Marion Lee Mixon
    BORN April 11, 1943
    DIED January 12, 2020 Copperas Cove, Texas
    CSM Mixon was born on April 11, 1943 and passed away on Sunday, January 12, 2020.
    --  Legacy, Scotts Funeral Home, Copperas Cove, Texas,  Obituary,

    Meanwhile an email had come form the family that I found the next day.  The messge was sent from Butch's email, but included no personal signature.

    CSM(R) Marion "Butch" Mixon:  "I regret to inform everyone that Butch passed away peacefully Sunday 1/12/2020 at home surrounded by family and friends. The following is a link that provides all the information for his service. Please forgive us if you have already been notified being that we have lost track.  [No signature]"
    --  Message sent out from Butch's email to family members, 14 January 2014

    The Killeen Daily Herald had his full obituary.  The email above also included the link to ethe same obituary on the funerl home site.  The same obituary was poste don the funeral home website, Scott's Funeral Home of Copperas Cove,

    Marion Lee Mixon

    Funeral services for retired Army Command Sgt Maj Marion Lee “Butch” Mixon, 76, will be held at 11 am Saturday at Clear Creek Baptist Church in Kempner.

    Mr. Mixon died Jan. 12, 2020, at his home in Copperas Cove.  He was born April 11, 1943, the eldest of nine children born to the late Vester Morgan Mixon Sr and Myrtle Lucille Brinkley Mixon.

    Mr. Mixon and Patsy Jean Brewer married Sept 1, 1967, in Wichita Falls, Texas.

    While in the military over 27 years, the US Air Force from 1960 to 1964 SAC Grand Forks North Dakota and in the US Army from 1965 to 1987, he saw assignment in the United States, Germany, Korea and two tours in Vietnam 1st Cav from 1965-66, 101st from 1968-69, attaining the rank of command sergeant major and numerous military awards.

    His assignments included special mission assignments most of his Army career, which included assignment to all three Airmobile Divisions - 11th Air Assault/1st Cav Airmobile Division/ 101st Airborne, CH-47 Training units at Fort Sill (154th Aviation) and Fort Benning (177th/205th Aviation).

    Fort Benning also included flying duties as a flight engineer on one of two CH-47 helicopters supporting the United States Army Executive Flight Detachment (Army One) for the Nixon Administration, Nuke Security units in Germany (205th Aviation) and Fort Carson (179th Aviation), with later assignment to the United States Army Executive Flight Detachment (Army One) supporting the Ford Administration, until the unit was deactivated with total mission given to Marine One in 1976, 1st US Army Advisor to United States Army Reserves units assigned to the Fort Meade Flight Facility, first sergeant of half American half ROK. Army unit in Korea (117th Aviation), first sergeant of C Company 34th Support 6th Cav Brigade, USASMA Fort Bliss, first sergeant of B Troop and HHT 2/1 Cav Fort Lewis Washington, command sergeant major of the 502nd Aviation Battalion.

    His final assignment was the command sergeant major of 2AD Aviation Brigade, in Fort Hood.
    Upon retirement from the military, he was employed by DynCorp from 1988 to 2004 working as an aircraft mechanic, aircraft inspector, aircraft lead, production control manager and quality control manger.

    Duties with DynCorp allowed him to continue his love of flying as a Flight Engineer on his beloved 47’s and crew chief on UH-1’s in several states and Egypt.

    Survivors include his wife, Patsy Jean Brewer Mixon; son, Jesse Morgan Mixon; daughters, Melody Lynn Rowe and husband, Kevin, Marianlea Lee Mixon Johnson and husband, Glenn; grandchildren, Genny Rayfield, Tony Lugo and wife, Amanda Trubee, Amy Johnson Blackburn, Morgan Mixon Surratt and husband, Toby, Mandy Mixon and Brady Rowe; brother, Arvil Ray Mixon I; sisters, Beverly Joyce Mixon Hill, Sandra Kay Mixon Scott and husband, Earl, Melinda Francinn Mixon Ketchum; and brother-in-laws, Donald Leroy Beam, Jesse Van Brewer and wife, Kay; sisters-in-law, Mary Laddie Brewer Goeringer, Ada Darlene Green Brewer, Jackie Jensen Mixon; and numerous nephews and nieces.

    He is preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Cynthia Ann Mixon Beam, Rosland Gail Mixon; brothers, Vester Morgan Mixon Jr., Rusty Ray Mixon; sisters-in law, June Brewer, Karen Brewer O’Malley; brothers-in law, Virgil Lee Brewer, Marlin Ranze Allison SR, and Jerry Goeringer.

    In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Home for our Troops at 866-787-6677 or visit

    Visitation will be at 10 am at the church. Scott’s Funeral Home of Copperas Cove is in charge of arrangements.

    --  Killeen Daily Herald, Killeen, Texas, posted 13 January 2020,


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