Gerald P. Bixby
Gerald P. Bixby
PORT ORANGE, Fla. — The funeral service for Gerald P. Bixby, age 77, of Port Orange, Florida, who died Tuesday, November 13, 2012, at Halifax Health Medical Center in Daytona Beach, Florida, will be at 4 p.m. Saturday, November 17, at Settle-Wilder’s New Smyrna Beach, Florida, chapel.
Calling hours will be from 2 p.m. until service time.
A private burial will be at a later date.
Born in Ludlow, Vermont, Mr. Bixby, a computer analyst, served as a medic in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the American Legion in Ashland, the Wayland Country Club and the Leo J. Martin Golf League, all in Massachusetts.
In addition to golfing, Mr. Bixby loved animals, especially horses, hunting, and playing cards.
Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Joanne; a daughter, Sharon Bixby Traver (Roy) of Palm Coast, Florida; two brothers, Verne (Joanne) Bixby of Kyle, Texas, and Basil (Mary Kay) Bixby of New Smyrna Beach; a grandson, Raymond Bixby Polito, Jr. of Worcester, Massachusetts; nieces and nephews, Douglas Bixby, Derek Bixby and Dawn Bixby, all of New Smyrna Beach, Kimberly Ann (Charles) Merz of Edgewater, Forida, Daniel C. (Tracy) Bixby of Ormond Beach, Florida, Wendy Bixby of Kyle, Texas. and Brad Bixby of Hawaii; other important family members, Norma Bixby, Jane Bixby, Joan Garrow and Kathy Bixby, all of Vermont, and Deborah Weld of Wesley Chapel, Florida, Margaret Mooney of Greenfield, Massachusetts, David (Bonnie) Burton of East Bridgewater, Vermont, Richard (Sally) Burton of Pierson, Florida, and Theresa Burton and Kelly Burton, both of Springfield, Vermont.
Mr. Bixby was preceded in death by his mother, father, John Burton, and Russell Burton.
Memorial donations may be made in Mr. Bixby’s name to the American Heart Association, Greater Southeast Affiliate, P.O. Box 840692, Dallas, Texas 75284-0692.
Condolences may be made online at www.settlewilderfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are being handled by Settle-Wilder Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 406 S. Orange Street, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168.