Mr. Anthony Michael Wixson, 34, of Elkhart, passed away peacefully at the Center for Hospice Care in Mishawaka on Wednesday, May 3, 2023, following a brief illness. His parents were at his side as he passed. Anthony was born on March 22, 1989 in Elkhart to Robert H. “Bob” and Michelle R. (Christy) Wixson, who survive him at home.
Also surviving are his brothers Shaun A. (Sophia) Wixson of Niles, MI and Matthew J. Wixson of Elkhart; nieces and nephews Matt R. Wixson, Shaun A. Wixson II and Shaylee L. Stryder, and grandma Connie Christy of Elkhart; as well as a loving host of extended family, close friends, neighbors and fellow gamers. Preceding Anthony in death is his grandpa Kenneth Christy and his uncle Kenneth Christy, as well as his grandma Margaret Wixson.
Billings Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Elkhart will be hosting Anthony’s services on Tuesday, May 9, 2023, beginning with a visitation and viewing at 12:00 noon followed by his homegoing service beginning at 1:00 PM. Pastor Nathan Breneman of Elkhart’s Northside Baptist Church will officiate the services and burial will follow at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Osceola.
Anthony was a sensitive and caring young man who always had a positive spin on everything despite the circumstances. He was spiritual without being overtly religious and believed in the concept of Karma; you get what you give. That’s why he always figured it was better to be humble and kind than to live large and be someone that he wasn’t.
He was a 2008 grad of the Elkhart Central Blue Blazers and was currently working at Century Foam in Elkhart as a group leader up until his illness required his early retirement around October of last year. In his better days, he loved mountain biking, but he was always a “computer geek” and had come to be a very prolific and talented online gamer. He also had very specific, dialed-in musical tastes, and enjoyed attending concerts and listening to his music. Additionally, he was very adamite and steadfast about his personal beliefs and would back down to no one. He was honorable above all.
Anthony was quite content just doing his own thing. He didn’t need a crowd of people around him and actually liked the peace and calm of being by himself. To Anthony, peace was simplicity, serenity and the sound of purring from his beloved calico/tiger cat named “Radish”.
Finally, it should be noted that Anthony transitioned into the hereafter with dignity and bravery. He knew his impending passing would weigh heavily on his family’s hearts so he did everything he could to stay strong until the end so he wouldn’t make them worry so much. Thank you, Anthony, for showing us Grace and Love without condition.
Friends and family may leave memories, condolences and pictures on Anthony’s obit page on the Billings Funeral Home website. Thank you for your interest in his life story!
To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Anthony Michael Wixson, please visit our floral store.