Randy Nixon passed away unexpectedly on August 16, 2006. He was preceded in death by his brother, Alonzo Nixon, and survived by his parents, Kelvin and Kim Nixon.
Randy Nixon was born in Seoul, Korea on September 12th, 1976. In the 1980’s due to military transfer, his parents, Kelvin and Kim Nixon, moved to Washington State. Randy also lived in Germany for a time in the mid-1980's. However, soon they were back in Tacoma, Washington where the Nixon’s had their second son, Alonzo.
It was during this time that Randy and his parents first came into contact with Jehovah’s Witnesses. Unfortunately, at a young age, Randy's younger brother Alonzo passed away in death. This deeply affected Randy and in the 1990's he began studying the Bible with Jehovah's Witnesses. He came to learn deep Bible truths. What was most comforting to him was the thought of the resurrection hope at John 5:28, 29 which says, "Do not marvel at this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life"
Randy looked forward to seeing his beloved brother again and he often shared with those who had suffered a similar loss the scriptural thought found at Revelation 21:4 - "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away."
His love for these God given truths moved him to dedicate his life to Jehovah God and to symbolize his dedication by water immersion on June 29, 1996. Randy continued learning about Jehovah and he enjoyed sharing this Good News with ones he came into contact with, as well as in the door to door ministry and by giving Bible based talks at his local congregation.
Randy was a deep thinker and he thirsted for knowledge. His interests included computers, mathematics, writing and chess. Randy’s interests in computers led to him continue his education at Clover Park Technical College where he completed a 2 year course in computer sciences. He also enjoyed learning foreign languages and studying the intricacies of the human mind.
He appreciated the subtleties of life and enjoyed writing about them in his journal. Randy was not one to be in the spotlight, rather, he was known for his quiet demeanor, content to be a part of conversations and occasions as an observer and listener rather than the focus of attention. He would reveal his great sense of humor and his quick wit to those close to him.
We eagerly look forward to seeing Randy again in God’s promised paradise earth (Psalm 37:29). Please sign the guest book and share some of your memories of our most precious son and friend.
A Memorial and reception will be held on 7:00 pm Monday August 21st, 2006 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses located at 101 Holly Court, Fircrest, WA 98466