PORTLAND — Philip Carroll “Pops” Nixon, 84, died Oct. 30 surrounded by his loving family at the Barron Center.

On Sept. 1, 1926, he was born in Portland, a son of Herbert and Margaret Nixon, and attended Portland schools.

For many years he worked as a mixer for local breadmakers, Cushmans, First National and J.J. Nissen Bakery, until he retired in 1988.

After he retired from breadmaking, he bagged groceries at Hannaford Bros. in Millcreek.

He was an avid Red Sox fan and a strong supporter of the Portland and South Portland Fire Departments.

A simple, kindhearted man, he dearly valued his family and friends, and especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

The family would like to thank the staff at the Barron Center for the love and support they gave “Pops,” and the Portland Fire Department members who visited him or treated him over the last several months.

He was predeceased by his wife, Jennie (Esposito) Nixon, two brothers, Alfred and Warren Nixon, and two sisters, Dot Harrington and Peggy Nixon.

Survivors are his three sons, Paul Nixon and his three children Telisa Stewart, David Nixon and Ashley Vatsinaris; Philip Nixon and his wife Shari and their two children, Christopher and Vince Nixon; Michael Nixon and his wife Stacey and their children Katarina, Victoria and Anthony Nixon, Cameron, Haley, Maddie and Eben Drolet; and one great grandchild, Bailey Stewart.

Visiting hours will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 2 at Hobbs Funeral Home, 230 Cottage Road, South Portland.

A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 3 at the funeral home.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at hobbsfuneralhome.com.

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