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Donald Joseph Gix
Donald Joseph GixDonald Joseph Gix, age 71 of Prospect died Thursday, February 7, 2013 at his home.  He was born December 23, 1941 in Columbus to the late Harold and Ruth (Mehaffey) Gix.

Don’s family moved to Prospect and he enjoyed being a part of FFA, raising sheep for the county fair. He graduated from Bowling Green State University in 1966 and then received his Masters Degree from Miami University in 1968.

Don was passionate about private collegiate education and devoted most of his career to that end, holding a number of positions in college academic recruiting beginning as an admissions representative in Ohio. From there he served as director of admissions for Colorado Women's College in Denver, Upper Iowa University in Fayette and finally, Blackburn College in Carlinville, IL. During this time Don was also active at the state and national levels of the professional organization the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers.

Following his admissions career, he worked in hotel and restaurant management before returning to Prospect where he turned his talents to interior decorating

He is survived by close friends, Murial Smith, Wally and Gwen Janeczek, Brad Green, Dianne Lawrence and many good friends too numerous to mention.

Besides his mother and father, Don was also preceded in death by a brother, Harold Richard and his twin brother, Ronald.

Graveside services will be Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 11:00 AM in the Prospect Cemetery with Pastor Steve Whitaker officiating.  A gathering of friends will take place on Tuesday from 4 to 6 PM at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home, Prospect.

Memorial gifts may be made to Community Christian Fellowship Church, 209 East Water Street, Prospect, OH  43342.

Condolences and remembrances may be expressed at www.stofcheck-ballinger.com

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#1 from: Jerry and Peg Gray Weaver
Ruskin, Florida
Fri, Feb 8, 2013 at 6:54 PM

To Gwen and Wally, our hearts go out to you in the loss of your best friend. And just wanted you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers in the days and weeks to come. May God bless you with His peace and comfort. We love you. Dad & Peg

#2 from: Dr. Richard D. Halley (dick)
146 Commodore Dr. NW; Milledgeville, GA 31061
Sat, Feb 9, 2013 at 10:40 AM

I am sad to loose my friend.  I obviously have not been in contact recently enough.  We have spent many hours in delightful conversation together over the years. I guess as we age sometimes we are not as diligent as we could be about staying in touch.  I am sorry for that.  Some of my fondest memories are how much he loved to be on the stage.  He could be quite a showman.  His work in encouraging students to go to college and further their educations was important to many young folks.  He will be missed.

#3 from: Carroll and Maury Bosse
Worthington, OH
Sat, Feb 9, 2013 at 2:33 PM

To family of Don:
I will always hold a special place in my heart for him. May his joy for life continue on.  It will not be the same to go home and be unable to find him somewhere or at home. Please accept my deepest sympathy and condolences in your loss.
With fondest memories,
Carroll (Dix) Bosse

#4 from: shellie thompson
Sat, Feb 9, 2013 at 3:02 PM

You are going to be very missed Donnie. I will never forget your loving heart, and the way you worked a room.

#5 from: Peggy McNeal Hall
Sat, Feb 9, 2013 at 6:13 PM

To the family and close friends....   So sorry to hear of Don's passing.  I know he will be missed greatly.    You will all be in my prayers.

#6 from: Sharon Shockey
Marion Ohio
Mon, Feb 11, 2013 at 12:25 AM

We were sad to hear about the loss of Don .He was someone you never forget.He had a heart of gold and would help anyone he could .Will be truly missed. The Shockey Family Grey Sharon Doug and Dave.

#7 from: Laura Bade Limbach
Indianapolis, IN
Mon, Feb 11, 2013 at 4:24 PM

I knew Don through my friendship with Gerald Bingley.  I had the best times when visiting Prospect when Don was bartending at The Legion during Michigan/Ohio State games or just tipping a few with us at The Victory.  He was funny!  Rest well my friend.  My thoughts and prayers are with all of Don's friends and with Bing.  May your cherished memories help you through this difficult time.

#8 from: Cindy Rhoades
Raleigh NC
Wed, Feb 13, 2013 at 10:43 AM

Well, I loved Don so much!! I remember the first time I met him in Carlinville, IL in 1980.  I fell madly in love.  I was 15 years old.  He was at the time Director of Admissions at Blackburn College.  He was great friends with my parents, Bill & Louise Rhoades and also with Wendell and Celia Ellis.  I loved laughing with him and there are too many funny stories and memories to mention.  I was thinking about him this past weekend and wanted to call him but I had lost his number when I dropped my phone in the ocean last summer. . Last time I spoke with him was sometime in 2010.  Rest in peace, my First Love!!  You were always a light in my life and I can't wait to see you again some day!  I love you, Don Gix!!!

#9 from: Gina Carey Greig
St. Louis, MO
Sat, Feb 23, 2013 at 10:06 PM

To Don's family and friends ....
You do not know me but I feel in my heart this man was very special to many people and I just want to say I am sorry for your loss.  He seemed as if he was the entertainer to many and made people happy.  He made people smile.  That is what it is all about.  God Bless !!

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