Harold (Junior) Mixer, also known as JR or Puff to his friends, 78, of Surfside Beach, SC passed away peacefully November 19, 2020 of pneumonia at Grand Strand Medical Center after a long bout of Alzheimers. He was born the youngest of 10 children to Harold and Esther Mixer in Conneaut, OH. He spent the first 68 years of his life in Ashtabula, OH, attending Ashtabula High School, then moved to sunny South Carolina to be closer to his family.
Harold is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Judi Mixer, two sons; Scott (Jennifer) of San Diego, CA, and Tom (Debbie) of Charlotte, NC; a daughter Stacie (Donny) Canto of Murrells Inlet, SC, and 4 grandchildren. He is also survived by 2 sisters: Winona Smith and EstherMae Broad. He was preceeded in death by his parents, as well as, sisters: Alice Gegen, Lucille Mixer, Beverly Stillman, Maribelle Shields, and brothers; Samuel, David and Daniel Mixer.
Harold was employed for almost 30 years as a millwright at RMI Sodium in Ashtabula, and later worked in industrial maintenance at Zeneca Ag. Co. and Millenium Chemicals. He was an avid outdoorsman, especially fond of hunting. He took great pride in bagging a 16 point buck with a bow and arrow, and was usually successful each year in deer season. Harold had a knack for repairing just about anything around the house, and even built a gun cabinet, a ping pong table, a picnic table and a dining room table/chairs set for their home. He loved camping and took his family traveling to many states with his camper. Harold was a member of the Surfside Beach Moose Lodge, was a longtime member of the East Ashtabula Club, and a Golden Age Member of the Ashtabula Fraternal Order of Eagles for 58 years. He loved music and enjoyed singing along with his favorite classic country songs. He had a wonderful sense of humor and loved to make people laugh. Having a love of nature and animals, he really enjoyed feeding the wild turkeys and deer that came into his backyard. Watching The Ohio State Buckeyes and Cleveland Indians games was a favorite pastime of his. Harold loved spending time with his family and friends, and will be greatly missed by all of them.
Due to the Covid restrictions, a small service for the immediate family will be held at 4pm, December 4, 2020 at Burroughs Funeral Home in Murrells Inlet, SC. A later Celebration of Life is planned for May, 2021 in Ashtabula, OH. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Ashtabula County Animal Protective League at 5970 Green Rd., Ashtabula, Ohio 44004 (acapl.org) or a charity of your choice.
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