Mr. John “Bo” Mixon


John “Bo” Mixon, age 91 was born in Columbus, OH on November 12, 1929 to the late Maggie and Bennie Mixon.

John was a graduate of Columbus Central High School class of 1948. He excelled in academics and athletics. He was also a member of the 1948 City League basketball championship team.

After high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and earned several medals and was a member of the Paratroopers. After being honorably discharged from the Army, he went to work at North American Rockwell and started his own business, Mixon Trucking. He retired from Rockwell after 19 years to expand his trucking business. He loved watching movies and reciting poetry. He was also a member of several area bowling leagues and basketball teams, where he earned the nickname “Shotgun”. He was one of the original members of the national and American Old Timers basketball leagues. He was a big sports fan and loved the Ohio State Buckeyes.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Frank and Tom Mixon; sisters, Stella “Berea” Dodley, Alberta “Miss” Sowell, and Margaret “Maug” Jenkins; ex-wife and good friend, Audre J. Mixon “Mam”; life-long friends, Ambrsoe Towers and Dave Caldwell.

John was affectionately known as “Dude” by family and friends. John had a very strong work ethic. He instilled that work ethic and his words of wisdom on his children and his grandchildren.

He is also survived by his devoted children, Jodelle “Jodee” Mixon, Michele “Shellee” Mixon, John B. “Benji” Mixon, Jeffrey “Butch” Mixon, John E. (Miriam) Ellis and Khaden Brown; grandchildren, Daryl and Dia Mixon, Ashlee, Amber and Amanda Holman, Claudia and Nadia Shockley Mixon, Mi’Marie Moore, Wade and Eric Ellis; great grandchildren, Daijah Mixon and Avi Ledesma Mixon; great-great grandson, Carter Mixon; his sisters, Evangelist Nealor “Neat” Green and Pastor Sarah Clerk, long-time friend and like a son, Roy “Toots” Arter; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many good friends who will all miss him dearly.

Private Visitation 1:00 PM and Private Funeral Service 2:00 PM Friday, April 16, 2021 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave. (one block east of Noe Bixby, turn North on Lonsdale Rd.). Mask, Social Distancing and Tickets are required. Interment at Union Cemetery Association.


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Condolence Messages

  1. Todd, Raina, and Ellie

    Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

  2. Thinking of you in your time of sadness

  3. Jasmine and Jessica Hines

    Praying for strength and comfort during this time.

  4. To The Entire Family You Have My Deepest Sympathy! I knew that was Michelle Dad, you look just like your Dad. God Bless The Entire Family. Frances Neal

  5. Kimberly Howard

    Your family is in my thoughts and prayers

  6. Art, Vicky, Trae, and John Hurst

    Our heartfelt condolences to Amanda and the rest of the family. It is our prayer, that the sentimental thoughts of all can provide some comfort to each of you, as well as representing the love God has for you.

  7. From a longtime friend of John for 32 years, I would like to offer the Mixon family my condolences. May God bless you as we mourn and may the light of his presence be a continuous source of consolation. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. Stay blessed and safe always.

  8. S. Michael and LaWanda Williams

    Jo, Mike and I would like to offer you and your family our deepest and most sincere condolences.
    You and your family are in our hearts and minds during this challenging time. Continue to be blessed and may the soul of your father rest in peace.

  9. To Shellee, Jo, Dia and family

    Please know that I will continue to pray for all of you to experience God’s continual peace and comfort.
    He promised.
    I love you dearly.

  10. My prayers and condolences to you and your family Mixon

  11. To John “Bo” Mixon’s Family
    I said a prayer for you today and know God must have heard. I felt the answer in my heart, although He spoke no word. I didn’t ask for wealth or fame, I knew you wouldn’t mind. I asked him to send treasures of a far more lasting kind. I asked that He’d be near you at the start of each new day, to grant you health and blessings and friends to share your way. I asked for happiness for you in all things great and small, but it was for His loving care, I prayed for most of all.

    Love to all, Gram

  12. Richard Caldwell

    God bless the family of John Mixon during your time of sorrow and breavement. John and my brother Dave were great friends. You are in our prayers. The Caldwell family.

  13. My condolences to the mixon family from the Allen family keeping your family in

  14. Charmel Burton Carter

    Condolences to the family

  15. The Jamison Family Send Their Condolences As Well As Prayers To The Mixons,Sorry To Hear Of The Passing of Your Father

  16. Jodelle, Shellee, Benjii and Butch, May you take comfort in knowing how brightly your father’s life still shines. Praying for the Mixon family.

  17. Mikalah Milton

    Praying that the Lord wrap the family in his arms during this time and provide you all with peace and comfort.


    To my dearest friend Jodelle and her family: May each of you hold fast to the beautiful and wonderful memories of Mr. Mixon through the years. Remember his love and guiding hand. I know that all of you will miss him dearly, yet what an incredible blessing to have had him in your lives for 91 remarkable years. My prayer is that God will comfort each of you and that you all hold onto each other even closer now. I love you and your family; God Bless you all.

  19. Veronica Crumbley

    May the God of Abraham grant you peace and loving memories during this sad time. My sincerest condolences to you all

  20. My Condolences to the Mixon Family, Keeping you in my Prayers.

  21. Thinking of and praying for your family!

  22. To my family, Uncle Bo will be missed. My prayers go out to each and everyone of you, May you all feel the love and hugs coming to you all at this time. Love you all, your Cousin Kim Spikes and family,

  23. I am deeply for your loss, your family will be in my prayers !

  24. To My daughters/Mixon family…

    It has been a honor as well as a privilege to witness such a great man !!!
    I’m THANKFUL to your entire family for ALWAYS treating me as I was one of you.
    Please know that you all will be in my continued PRAYERS… May his legacy live on … Love you ALL …Kelli Holman

  25. I wish you peace the Mixon’s Family. My family grew up with the kids and I look at them as milo family and I thank you for your friendship and I wish you peace in your loss of your dad.


  26. He ran the race until he was tired. He left his mark on each of his children. On a personal level I thank him for the wisdom and grace he imparted to his children. They are truly his legacy. He has claimed his wings, rest in heaven. I pray for peace that surpasses all understanding for the family. Know that you are in my daily prayers.

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