Henry F. Mixter Jr., 58, Was U.S. Navy Veteran
Henry F. (Chick) Mixter Jr., a resident of Nashua, N.H., and formerly of Woods Hole, died unexpectedly on Saturday, August 10, at Lakes Region General Hospital in New Hampshire. He was 58.
Born in Savannah, Ga., the son of Henry F. Mixter Sr. and the late Elizabeth Alton Rider, he lived in the Florida panhandle for several years before moving to Nashua a few years ago. He was graduated from Blair Academy and received a bachelor's degree in philosophy from Boston University.
While at Boston University, in the late 1960s, he started a successful lawn, gardening and house-cleaning service in Edgartown called Call-Us. Mr. Mixter and his staff were known for their quality work and dependability. Call-Us was the forerunner of many companies on the Island today.
Mr. Mixter served in the U.S. Navy for 21 years before retiring in 1989 with the rank of lieutenant commander. He was involved in explosive ordinance disposal, and was an officer in charge at the naval school, explosive ordnance disposal detachment in Eglin, Fla. He was also a Vietnam war veteran.
At the time of his death, Mr. Mixter worked in quality control for Weston Managers in Manchester. He founded EOD World Services Inc., worked for S. Cohen and Associates in Lowell and was a consultant for several companies after retiring from the U.S. Navy.
He leaves his father, two daughters, three brothers, two sisters and a large extended family.
Funeral services were held on Friday, August 16, at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Nashua and on Saturday, August 17, at the Church of the Messiah in Woods Hole.Memorial donations may be made to the Church of the Good Shepherd, 214 Main street, Nashua, NH 03060 or to the scholarship fund for the EOD children at NEODA, P.O. Box 64637, Virginia Beach, VA 23467-4637, or to the charity of one's choice.