Captain Walter Christopher “Chris” Nixon

Captain WDad - Funeral Photoalter Christopher “Chris” Nixon passed away on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 12:32AM in Galveston, TX at the age of 67. He was born on August 22, 1948 to Walter Cleveland and Margaret Dorothy Nixon. He served in the United States Coast Guard from 1969-1974 and was a retired fleet captain for Buffalo Marine. He’s a lifetime mariner, avid fisherman, gun enthusiast and HAM radio operator. He is preceded in death by his mother, father and brother Lawrence Nixon. He is survived by his children Christopher Nixon, Bryan (Sara) Nixon, Megan (Jason) David and Aaron (Nicole) Nixon, sister Pamela Nixon, brother Steven Nixon, 7 grandchildren and numerous loving cousins and extended family. Visitation will be Friday, April 22, 2016 at 5:00pm, Crowder Funeral Home, 1645 E. Main St., League City, TX 77573. Vigil and Rosary at 7:00pm. Funeral Mass will be at 1:00pm on Saturday, April 23, 2016, St. Mary’s Church, 1612 E. Walker St., League City, TX 77573. Interment following at Fairview Cemetery, North Kansas Ave., League City, TX. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Epilepsy Foundation of Texas and TIRR Memorial Hermann Hospital



  1. I am so sad about Chris. We were cradle babies, and went to Immaculate Conception School for many years, until the Nixons moved to Mt. Carmel Parish. We were all from the same neighborhood, and logged in some wonderful times together. He was a comic, but a great Southern gentleman. May God bless and keep him safe, no more suffering. I extend my deepest sympathy to all the family. I will try and make the Mass on Saturday.

    Life Long Friend,
    Jimmy Wead

    Jimmy Wead
  2. I also went to school with Chris in our early years at Immaculate Conception School and was so saddened to learn of his passing. His funeral Mass was beautiful. We will cherish his memory and the gift that he was to us.

    Brenda Driscoll

    Brenda Driscoll
  3. Rest In Peace My Good Friend Captain Chris Nixon, Good Days remembered working with you & Larry at G & H Towing Will certainly miss you.

    Richard Utley
  4. I am so sorry to learn of my dear friend Chris’ passing away while I was in Arkansas on business. Chris and myself along with A.J. Hiller had a mini reunion only a few short months ago. I worked with Chris several times when I worked for the Brewer towing company as a relief captain in the late 70s. I was his childhood friend as we both went to Mt Carmel and Immaculate Conception schools. He was one of the nicest persons ever and I was proud to call him my friend. Chris’ dad was at Pearl Harbor when that sea port came under attack by the Japanese while serving in the U.S. Navy and his dad was the man who inspired me to join the navy with his tales of adventure on the high seas. My deepest condolences to the Nixon family. I will miss our conversations old friend. May you rest in Peace. Frankie

    Frank Hartmann
  5. It’s been 2 weeks and still so hard to believe Chris is gone. He reconnected after many years – and helped me relearn the treasure of true friendship, and genuine kindness. In the face of recurring health challenges, he remained resilient and a model for facing adversity.

    This, dear friend, is for you… in peace, Glenda

    Who knew the rain could dance
    swaying gently with every breath.
    It comes in whispers,
    comforts like a lover’s touch.

    Who knew the rain would ravage –
    raging and swelling beyond comprehension.
    Ravenous torrents consume
    leaving devastation and despair.

    Life, death, life –
    cycles repeat time and again.
    Lessons again of our mortality
    and precious time within.

    Glenda Embree

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