Football

Bobby Bayne Nixon

October 17, 1970 ~ April 8, 2022 (age 51)

Obituary

Robert Bayne Nixon was born on October 17th, 1970 at Methodist Hospital in Dallas, TX, the first-born child to mom, Kay. He was four weeks early and already making an impression. It was clear this child was ready to make an impact. Kay cherished having such a sweet blonde curly headed baby. Bobby, as he was better known, loved birthday cake and the family made it a point to make birthdays a big deal. Bobby’s birth marked a long-standing tradition of celebrations and baked goods. Cake never went to waste.

As Bobby grew older his sharp sense of humor became undeniably apparent. He was known for his wonderful laugh. He was the light and life of every party, clever with an infectious giggle. It was impossible to not laugh when he was cracking jokes, and it was even more impossible to not fall in love tough, he naturally fell into every sport and shined. This was a great channel for Bobby’s never-ending energy. He began playing baseball, basketball, soccer at an early age, and began football and track in his teenage years. He truly loved and excelled at sports, particularly basketball, track, and football. He lettered in all three sports in high school, as the starting point guard for the basketball team, multiple positions on both offense and defense for the football team, qualifying for state championships in the 400 meters. Bobby was always very proud of the fact that he never came off the field during his football games. You could guarantee he would be playing the whole game. He happily bestowed this skill set to his younger siblings. Any ball he could throw at JJ…he would. Any game he could share, he would. He loved teaching sports to his brother. However, he could not throw balls at his younger sister. Instead, he chose to be her protector, happily claiming how much Jennifer could melt his heart. Bobby had a strong sense of loyalty to protect those he cared about, sometimes even to his own detriment. He would stand up to protect his family or friends with a fearless nature. As the oldest sibling, Bobby took great pride in being the Big Brother, and was very protective of his younger brother and sister. He was ready and at the helm to keep Jennifer and JJ happy, safe, and well taken care of.


Tremendously proud of his siblings, and excelling in the older brother role, he had set himself up for some of his most cherished and memorable moments: husband and father. Bobby married Payge Smith in 1993 and was blessed with sons Justin and Rusty. Bobby gushed over how intelligent and sharp witted Justin is, and could not get enough of the creativity and artistry that Rusty was born with. As expected, lots of birthday cake followed. There are few roles that are as life changing as becoming a father. Bobby did not love anything more than his children and the joy they brought to his life.

Bobby eventually landed in the HVAC business, ever excelling, he found himself in the Mr. Fix It role, and easily became the family and friend’s go-to for home repair. He loved this challenge. Bobby loved being able to help when no one else could. He loved being able to maintain a home and keep his family and friends comfortable and safe. The life of the party always wants his people comfortable.

Bobby passed away peacefully on April 8th, 2022. He was readily surrounded by his family, who held his hands, rubbed his forehead, and prayed over him with admiration, gratitude, and love.

Bobby is survived by sons, Justin Nixon & Rusty Nixon. Parents John and Kay Nixon. Brother JJ Nixon & Sister Jennifer Nixon and many Aunts, Uncles and Cousins.


Bobby is the epitome of a heart of gold. Anyone that had the privilege of meeting him could quickly tell
you he was fun, full of energy, passionate, loving, and brimming with excitement. He would brag about his kids. He would brag about his siblings. He would stand up for you. He would eat your birthday cake. He would invite you into his life without a second thought. He will be forever remembered as a loving brother, cherished son, compassionate friend, and doting father.

We miss you. We love you. We will see you soon.
with him. He made you feel like you were the funniest, smartest, most precious person in the room.

His inclination toward sports also became apparent. At 4 years old, while practicing T-ball with Dad, John, Bobby quickly stepped up to the plate, swung his bat with all his toddler might, hit the ball, then promptly ran…to 3rd base. This would be his only sports fumble. Fiercely competitive, quick on his feet, and


The memorial service will be on Friday April 15th at Noon. It will be located at Chism-Smith Funeral Home, located at 403 South Britain Road, Irving, TX 75060.
 

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Bobby Bayne Nixon, please visit our floral store.


Services

Memorial
Friday
April 15, 2022

12:00 PM
Chism-Smith Funeral Home
403 South Britain Road
Irving, TX 75060

© 2022 Chism-Smith Funeral Home. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Accessibility