Henry O. Mix, 80, a Brazil resident most of his life, died Thursday morning in St. Vincent Clay Hospital. Since November, 2003, he had been a resident-patient at Cloverleaf Healthcare in Knightsville.
Born in Calhoun, Ky., on Feb. 11, 1926, his parents were Henry V. Mix and Lottie Hayven Mix. He later moved to this area where he was a 1944 graduate of Brazil High School, excelling as a lineman with the football team.
He immediately was called into military service during World War II and served with a field artillery unit of the 71st Infantry Division during the Rhineland and Central Europe campaigns.
For 21 years he had been employed at C.F. Industries in Terre Haute, retiring in 1988. He also operated an appliance repair business until 1999.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a half-brother and three half-sisters.
Surviving are his wife, Irene Modesitt Mix, whom he married Nov. 6, 1944; two daughters and their husbands, Rhea and Curt Gilbrech, Greencastle, Ind.; Cindy and Michael Callahan, Plainfield, Ind.; two grandchildren, Tony Gilbrech, Franklin, Ind.; and Rebecca Gilbrech, a student at Depauw University; one brother, Lucian Mix, Chicago, Ill., and several nieces and nephews.
At his request, cremation will be done with burial remains to be in Clearview Cemetery. There will be no visitation or pubic services. Lawson-Miller Chapel is handling arrangements. To light a candle in his memory, log on to http://www.lawsonmillerchapel.com.