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Byron W. Hixson, 73, Columbia, KY (1949-2023)

Byron Wyatt Hixson of Columbia died on Sunday, January 22, 2023 at 3:25 P.M. at his home. He was 73 years old.

The funeral service will be held at 1pmCT on Wednesday, January 25, 2023, at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, with Bro. Don Neat officiating. Burial will follow in New Hope Cemetery.

Visitation is requested after 10amCT on Wednesday.

He was born August 10, 1949, in Cincinnati, Ohio, to the late Leroy and Minnie Thompson Hixson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of over 50 years, Judy Ann Neat Hixson, one brother, Ronald Hixson and three sisters, Wilma Johnson, Vera Davenport, Euna Cravens.

Byron retired from the Adair County Regional Jail, enjoyed playing golf, playing cards with friends, horse racing and spending time with family and friends.

Survivors include:
  • One daughter - Marsha Hixson of Columbia
  • Two sons - Barry Hixson (Angie) of Columbia, Gary Hixson (Dana) of Knifley
  • Three grandsons - Will Hixson (Emma), Jake Hixson (Callee), Brady Hixson (Kendyl Hardin)
  • One granddaughter - Chloe Hixson
  • Two great-grandsons - Roman Hixson and Baker Hixson
  • Brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law - Dallas and Sheila Neat, Jeff and Rita Neat all of Columbia, Dewayne and Rhonda Neat of Russell Springs
  • Several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate a donation to the New Hope Cemetery Fund and envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

Casket Bearers: Will Hixson, Jake Hixson, Brady Hixson, Dewayne Neat, Jeff Neat, Dallas Neat, Eric Antle

Honorary: Jamey Neat, Scotty Neat, Steve Corbin, Bug Knight, John Grider, Mickey Feese, Perry Parrish

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at

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Byron Hixson, 73, Columbia, KY (1949-2023)

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