Joe Donald Wix
September 26, 2012
Joe Donald Wix, 72, of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, passed away on September 24, 2012, at John Knox Village Care Center.
Services will be held at 10:00am Friday September 28 at the Langsford Funeral Home, with burial in Oak Hill Cemetery in Butler, Missouri.
Visitation will be Thursday evening from 6:00 to 8:00pm at the Langsford Funeral Home.
Joe was born in Butler, Missouri on December 2, 1939 to Harlen and Jo Donna (DePrett) Wix and had lived in Denver, Colorado and Grandview, Missouri before moving to Lee’s Summit in 1955. He married Phyllis Alberta Wimsatt on June 14, 1958.Joe had been an independent distributor for the R.B. Rice Sausage Company before being employed by the City of Lee’s Summit. He retired from the City of Lee’s Summit in 1995 as Chief Building Inspector after 24 years of service. After retirement, he worked part time for the cities of Raymore, Greenwood, Lake Winnebago, and Holden as Building Inspector.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Phyllis, and brother John Wix. He is survived by his son Martin Wix of Lee’s Summit; his daughter Margaret Wix Thomas, husband John, and daughter Paige of Independence; sister-in-law Alice Wimsatt of Lee’s Summit; and two nieces, Cindy Hawkins of Buckner and Sara Wix of Independence.
Memorial contributions may be made to Village Hospice 400 NW Murray Road Lee’s Summit, Missouri 64081.