Donald \nExline Hixon II left this world and is singing and \nworshipping his Savior in Heaven today. He passed \ninto the arms of Jesus Monday night, January 3rd, \nwith his loving wife, Tammy, by his side. He was \nmost importantly a faithful and loving husband, \nfather, son, & brother. He is survived by his wife \nof 21 years, Tammy (Dyer) Hixon and his children \nDonald Exline Hixon III (Trey), Leta, Elizabeth, \nIsaac, Quintin, and Trenton.\nHe will be missed by his \nparents Philip and Cheyrill Hixon; his grandmother, \nAlice Bajcz; his sister Alicia (Hixon) Norman and \nher husband and children; his brother Philip J Hixon \nII (PJ) and his two sons; as well as his father- and \nmother-in-law Joe & Leta Dyer and sister- and \nbrother-in-law Brandon & Kimberly (Dyer) Prudhomme & \ntheir 2 sons. \nHe was \nproceeded in death by his maternal grandfather, Gary \nWeinzierl, & his paternal grandfather & grandmother: \nDonald & Esther Hixon. \nHe \ngraduated from Seneca Valley High School (1995) and \nBryan College (2000).\nDon touched countless lives \nwith his mentoring & teaching starting at \nPortersville Christian School, then moving to Penn \nChristian Academy, Western Beaver School District, \nand finally Farrell School District. His passions \nincluded music, serving at Bright Hope Community \nChurch, farming, working with Sing Hosanna \nMinistries, & working with the Pennsylvania Music \nEducators Assoc. (PMEA).\nDon's children want everyone \nto remember him as "the best father" who always \nsupported them, never missing a performance or \nconcert or chance to take them out on the tractor, \neven as his health declined. They are grateful for \nhim teaching them to work hard & pushing them to be \ntheir best. He was someone who played the keys \npassionately, throwing in frequent glissandos to \nmake them smile. He was "that guy" who screamed his \nway through the tunnel at Kennywood and embraced \nlife with mischief & fun. He was much loved and will \nalways be greatly missed. \nFriends and \nfamily are invited to a visitation on Friday, \nJanuary 7, 2022, from 2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at \nThompson-Miller Funeral Home, Inc., 124 East North \nStreet, Butler, PA 16001.\nAn additional visitation will \nbe held on Saturday, January 8, 2022, from 9:30 - \n11:30 a.m. with a funeral service to follow at 12:00 \np.m. (Noon) at North Main Street Church of God, 1201 \nNorth Main Street Extension, Butler, PA 16001 with \nPastor Chris McGrady of Bright Hope Community \nChurch, officiating.\nBurial will take place at \nBrownsdale Cemetery.