Kenneth Wade Nix, of Sweetwater, passed away on Monday, April 8, 2019. He was a former firefighter with the Sweetwater Fire Department and Christianburg Fire Department. He liked hunting, fishing, dirt bikes and tinkering with cars.

He was 59 years old.

Preceded in death by: his parents, Aubrey Nix and Irene Phillips Nix; brother, James A. Nix; sister-in-law, Lisa Gibson; grandparents, Cad and Betty Phillips, and Niler and Lynis Thompson.

Survivors include: his daughter, Jessica Nix Stiefel and husband, Daniel, of Illinois; Granddaughters, Ava Nix and Abigail Stiefel, both of Illinois; Sister, Pam Nix, of Sweetwater; Spouse, Mary Ann Raby, of Sweetwater; Ex-wife (23 years), Jerri Thompson Nix; A host of nieces, nephews and extended family.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 13, 2019, at New Harvest Church. The funeral service will follow at 1 p.m., with the Rev. Michael D. Thrasher officiating.

Loudon Funeral Home and Cremations is honored to serve the Nix family. www.loudonfuneralhome.net