George Edward Hixson, 77, of Red Bank, passed away Thursday, July 3, 2014 in a local hospital.
George was of the Baptist faith. He retired from Mueller Corporation after 30 years of service and retired from Avis after 14 years of service.
He was a well-known official with the TSSAA for 32 years and bowler in Chattanooga and across the State of Tennessee. He won the Music City USA Bowling Classic held in Nashville, Tn. in 1978. He had also won the doubles division in the Southern Bowling Tournament a few years earlier. George attended the National Bowling Tournament for more than 25 years in a number of cities across the United States. He worked with the youth bowlers of Chattanooga and Tennessee some 30 years, serving on the Chattanooga YABA board and serving as the president. He represented the Chattanooga area as a member of the board of director on the Tennessee State YABA. He was instrumental in the special bowlers being able to bowl in the leagues in both of the association. Finally, after all of his achievements in bowling, George was honored on May 17, 2014 by being inducted into the Chattanooga CABA Bowling Hall of Fame.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy “Doc” and Louella Ferguson Hixson; infant brother, Charles Raymond Hixson; and wife, Greta Hogue Hixson.
Survivors are his best friend, Jane Nelson; step-daughter, Claudia Dalton; step-grandsons: Martin Winters, Matthew and Marcus Dalton, all of Chattanooga; sister, Chris (Burton) Jones of Ringgold, Georgia; brother, Wallace (Brenda) Hixson, of Pikeville.
Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at Lane Funeral Home with Reverend Donald Ferguson officiating. Interment will follow in Pikeville Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the CABA Youth Scholarship fund c/o Scott Vandiver, 9204 Charbar Circle, Chattanooga, TN 37421. Visitation is 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 8.
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Arrangements were entrusted to Lane Funeral Home in Chattanooga.