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Roy Hixson

Roy Hixson, 68, of Pikeville, Tennessee, died Thursday, January 11, 2024.

He was of the Baptist faith. He retired after 28 years as a Lieutenant in Corrections at Southeastern Tennessee State Regional Correctional Facility. He was an avid hunter and loved spending time with his grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Radis “Jim” Hixson and Mary Sue Hixson; and nephew, Michael Walling.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Sharon Hixson of Pikeville; children, Jason Hixson of Pikeville, Jared (Amanda) Hixson of Dayton, and Paige (Steven) Marler of Dayton; grandchildren, Jacob Hixson, Samantha Marler, Tyler Marler, Hunter Marler and Dylan and Chase Hoffman; three sisters, Deborah (Steve) Sutherland of Cleveland, Darlene (Glen) Bowman of Pikeville, and Gail (Terry) Scarbrough of Pikeville; mother-in-law, Libby White; brother-in-law, Chris (Janet) White and Kevin White; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Sunday, January 14 at 2:00 p.m. CST in the funeral home chapel with Bro. Daryl Evans and Bro. Elmer Blaylock officiating. Burial was in Keener Hill Cemetery.

Online condolences can be made at

Arrangements are by Putnam-Reed Funeral Home, 1171 Main Street, Pikeville.

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