Joseph Ralph Nix, Jr., 81 of Jacksonville died Sunday, Nov.26, 2017 at his home. He retired from the USMC after twenty years before working for Jones/Onslow EMC for twenty years.

A funeral service will be Wednesday, Nov 29 at 1 pm at Jones Funeral Home, entombment will follow at Onslow Memorial Park with military honors.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Verta Gray Nix, his parents Joseph and Anna Nix. He is survived by his daughter, Teresa Davis of Richlands, his son Joseph Nix lll of Jacksonville, two sisters, Charlotte of TN, Lorraine of CA, five grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends Wed from 12 to 1pm at Jones Funeral Home, following graveside service family and friends are welcome to gather at 421 Brynn Marr Rd.