Nixon Lee “Nick” Shiver, age 73, of Eastpoint, passed Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012 in Tallahassee after a brief battle with cancer.

Nixon was born on Aug. 31, 1939 in Calhoun County, and lived in Eastpoint for most of his life. He worked in construction with C.W. Roberts for about 20 years, owned a seafood house for 20 years in Eastpoint, and then went back to work for C.W. Roberts for four years before retiring back to Eastpoint.

He is preceded in death by a son, Ricky Shiver; his mother and father, Toy and Leroy Shiver; a brother, Jamie Shiver, and a sister Thelma Gragg.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Ethel Shiver; a son Rocky Shiver and his wife Rachel; and two daughters, Venitia Watford and her husband Thomy, and Tina Brown and her husband Buddy.

He has nine grandchildren, Lisa, Heather, Daniel, Katie, Leigh, Ashley, Richard, Sandy and Jada; and 19 great-grandchildren, Clayton, Lynzi, James, Kristen, Ashlynn, Tyler, Josh, Troy, Noah, Jacob, Kristianna, Christian, Rebecca, Jordan, Ethan, Korbyn, Olivia, Laelah, and one on the way.

Nixon has three sisters, Sherill Carroll (Tiny); Betty Braxton (Buddy) and Barbara Jean Shiver; a brother Bill Shiver (Audrey) and one sister-in-law, Jeannette Shiver; and lots of nieces, nephews, friends and extended family.

Funeral services were held Thursday, Nov. 15 at United Baptist Church, with Rev Bobby Shiver officiating.

Burial was in Eastpoint Cemetery. Kelley Funeral Home handled all arrangements.