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David Keene Nix


WILMINGTON, N.C. - David Keene Nix, 94, died peacefully on June 20, 2024 in Wilmington, N.C.

He was born in Hilda, S.C., on December 27, 1929. He graduated from the University of South Carolina with a business degree and served three years in the U.S. Air Force Reserve as a Staff Sergeant. He worked 30 years with DuPont in Kinston, N.C., where he was Production Control Manager. He had a second career as a real estate agent in Lexington, S.C., where he moved to be close to family. He was the son of the late Ottie Breland Nix and Corrie Mae Chitty Nix of Hilda, S.C.

He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Carolyn Steverson Nix of Wilmington, N.C.; two daughters, Becky Nix High (Les) of Whiteville, N.C. and Angie Nix Morales (Bob) of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.; and five grandchildren, Carly High McElwee (Nathan) of Raleigh, N.C., Margaret High of Chicago, Ill., Breland Morales Duderstadt (Michael) of Key West, Fla., Grace Morales of Tampa, Fla., and David Morales of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. He is also survived by a sister, Joyce Baxley of Beech Island, S.C.; brothers John Nix (Sandra) of North Charleston, S.C., Gene Nix (Nell) of Elko, S.C.; and a number of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Effie Mae Nix Delk of Williston, S.C., and brothers, Russell W. Nix of Williston, S.C., and Ottie Clifford Nix of Lexington, S.C.

A funeral service will be held on Monday, June 24, 2024 at 2 p.m. at the Whiteville United Methodist Church (902 Pinckney St., Whiteville, N.C. 28472).

Donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association at, Lower Cape Fear Life Care at, or Elko Baptist Church, 7467 Bay St., Elko, S.C., 29826.