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Thomas E. Nix, M.D.

November 21, 1928 — July 1, 2021

Thomas E. Nix, M.D.

Thomas E. Nix, Jr., M.D., died on July 1, 2021. Dr. Nix was born November 21, 1928 in Shawnee, OK, the only child of Thomas E. and Lena Platt Nix. He lived in Holdenville, OK until moving to Oklahoma City, in August 1944. He graduated from Classen High School. He attended the University of Oklahoma. He graduated from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL in 1952. His postgraduate medical education was at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Tulane University Medical Center, New Orleans, LA. He served in the US Navy (Korea), 1954-1956. He married Suzanne Barr Wolf on March 4, 1966. During his career in the practice of dermatology, he was Chairman of the section of Dermatology at St. Anthony Hospital and Clinical Professor of Dermatology at the Oklahoma University Health Science Center. He was a life member of the American Medical Association, Oklahoma Medical Association, the Oklahoma County Medical Association, and the American Academy of Dermatology. He was also a member of the Oklahoma Dermatological Association and the Oklahoma City Dermatological Association. He was a member of Beta Theta Pi Fraternity, the Phi Beta Pi Medical Fraternity and the Doctor's Dinner Club. He was an active member of Christ the King Catholic Church where he was a lector. Dr. Nix was preceded in death by his wife Suzanne Nix; parents; and grandson Thomas Stephen Wolf.He is survived by his son Dr. Thomas Charles Wolf, and his wife Judy, and their children Laura and Katherine Wolf; son James Gregory Wolf, and his wife Barbaranne and their children Lisa O'Hara, her husband Michael, and their children Margaret, Elizabeth, John, and Grace; daughter Anna Schumann and her husband Matthew, and their children Showers, Palmer, and Walter; daughter Alexandria Hartnett and her husband Michael, and their children Harrison, William, and Addison; son Preston Wolf and his husband R.K. Walker; daughter Beth Barnes and her husband Michael and her children Paige Terlip, Shea Terlip and his daughter Mae; and son Dr. Stephen Paul Wolf. As Tom's earthly days dwindled the family received messages and comments from those who knew him well and from those who barely knew him. The remarks were notably the same. He had a lasting impact on others. The words, "so kind, faithful, respectful of everyone, sweetest man, gentle, and doctor's doctor" were repeated. May the unwavering spirit of Tom Nix's love, faith, and kindness inspire us all to walk this earth more intentionally as we were designed to do.Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 2:30 PM Wednesday, July 7, 2021 at Christ the King Catholic Church with burial to follow at Resurrection Memorial Cemetery.
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