Harold "Sonny"'s Story
Harold "Sonny" Mix Sr., 82, Galveston, passed away at 7:03 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, at St. Vincent Hospital in Kokomo.
He was born June 21, 1935, in Heber Springs, Arkansas, to Alva and Bertha (Aldridge) Mix. He married Velda L. Sitzes on Dec. 31, 1957, in Kokomo and she survives.
Sonny worked construction before going to work for Cuneo Press in Kokomo. He worked for Cuneo for 19½ years before it closed. He then went to work for Delco Electronics and worked for 19 more years. He owned and operated Mix's Auto Sales in Kokomo and Galveston for many years. He was known as the "El Camino Man." He enjoyed working on classic cars. He served his country in the Korean War from 1958-1960.
Surviving family include his wife, Velda Mix, Galveston; son, Randy Mix, Galveston; daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Bob Phipps, Galveston; and grandson Ryan and wife Corrynn Mix of Kokomo. He is also survived by one sister, Anita Henson of Merced, California; nieces and nephews, Glenda and Jon Murdock, Heber Springs, Arkansas; Robin Henson and Randy Henson of California; brother and sister-in-law, Loren and Carol Sitzes, Kokomo; and his best bud and special companion, Mouse.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Harold "Harry" L. Mix Jr.; siblings, Freeda Whitehurst and Leo Fay Mix; half-siblings, Harlas, Lilly and Hazel Mix; and nephews, Ricky and Ronnie Henson.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, at Murray Weaver Funeral Home in Galveston with the Rev. Norm Snyder officiating. Burial will follow at Galveston Cemetery with military honors graveside.
Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, at the funeral home.
The family would like to extend a special "Thank You" to Dr. Eric Tuchscherer MD for his excellent care of Sonny.
In lieu of flowers, the family ask that memorials be made to the Lewis Cass Scholarship Fund. Envelopes will be provided at the funeral home. www.murrayweaverfuneralhome.com
Published on October 30, 2017