Eric Trenton Nix

Eric Trenton Nix, 60, of Waco, died Sunday, January 5, 2020 after a courageous battle with lung cancer.

Visitation: 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 8, at Lake Shore Funeral Home

Celebration of Life: 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 8, at Lake Shore Funeral Home

Eric was an avid fisherman, baseball fan and collector of sports memorabilia.

He was preceded in death by his father, Tommie Dee Nix.

Eric is survived by his son, Copper Nix and daughter, Mandolin Nix. He leaves behind his mother, Violet Nix Cruse; two brothers, Dr. Preston L. Nix (Diane) and Kevin Nix (friend Toni); two sisters, Amber Nix Pendleton (Larry) and Tessa Nix Arthur (Tray); numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, grand-nephews and cousins.

Place of Service: Lake Shore Funeral Home , 5201 Steinbeck Bend; Waco, TX 76708



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  1. Sending my Deepest Sympathy Amber. Love you.

  2. So sorry for your loss Copper. He was such a nice guy. Praying for you and all your family.

    • So sorry for the loss of Eric. I have a lot fond memories of my childhood on Cresthill. From playing football in the
      street to seeing him come out of the woods with another snake to put in the garage. Even listening to him play his drums in the garage. He was a fun guy on our street. He will be missed by his family and friends for sure.

  3. Am so sorry for this loss. Family has lost a son, brother, ununcle and friend. May he Rest In Peace and may God comfort the family.
    Susie Shopmyer

  4. Amber, not having experienced a loss such as yours, I know I cannot fully understand all the thoughts, feelings, and emotions through which you must be going. I am however, so sorry for your loss. I will be praying for you and your family. If not already, may God doom give your heart peace.

  5. Sandy Fore Grisham

    So very sorry for your Loss Amber, Tessa & Family. My heart aches for you all. Dear Lord give the Comfort & Strength as they go through this difficult time. ????????????????????????

  6. So sorry Violet, Preston, Kevin, Amber and Tessa. May God be with each of you in this difficult time. My love and prayers, Lolita Collier

  7. Sherri (Kroll) Hutchins

    So sorry for your loss, we all had some fun times growing up on Cresthill, everything from Eric’s ketchup sandwiches to the “surprises” he would leave in the trash cans. Great times with Great People, he will be missed

  8. Beverly Bonasorte

    Amber, There are no words to express my sorrow for you and your family’s loss, may you find comfort in the loving memories you shared while he was alive. Please accept my condolences.

  9. So sorry for ur loss…if there is anything I can do to help please let me know….in my thoughts and prayers

  10. I’m so sorry for your loss Amber and family! God Bless each and everyone!

  11. Robin Wilson Harrison

    Godspeed Eric! Sweet memories of you fishing at Fowler’s pond with Chuck and singing on the back of the school bus. Y’all had to have beaten the cover off your books making music. Sending love and many prayers Preston, Kevin, Amber, Tessa, and family.

  12. Diana Hackworth Thompson

    Amber, my brothers and I are praying for you and your family. Praying God’s strength, comfort and peace during and after this time.

  13. Dr. Janie Christine Cauthen

    So sorry for his battle… yet he was a fighter! He was a good man and will be missed by many!! Blessings & Grace- jc. Cauthen

  14. Ronnie and Ann Richardson

    We are praying for Copper and Eric’s family during this difficult time. Eric was always so nice and we always enjoyed talking to him at Stripes and the sports games. We knew he would be at Copper’s games if at all possible and that is a great memory for Copper. May the Lord bring the memories of the good times to help get you through the tough time.

  15. Billy w maggard

    My thoughts and prayers to out to each you MrEric was part of our Stripes family he will greatly be miss just know he touched many lives and ob did he love is two kids Thank you and may lord be with each of you . BILLY Maggard

  16. Lisa Willis Eason

    Amber, I am so sorry for the loss of your brother. I will keep your family and his, in my prayers. Praying for comfort and peace that only Jesus can give during this
    difficult time.

  17. So sorry for your loss. I have a lot of great memories of growing up with Eric. First “cool” kid I ever knew, but he was a friend to everyone! I was not part of the Cresthill gang, but i have very fond memories of our time together at Lakeview Elementary and little league. Godspeed Eric. May God give your family comfort during this difficult time.

  18. Prayers for the Nix family. So sorry for your loss.

  19. Charles Courtney

    Amber,
    Sorry to here about Eric. May God comfort you and your family during this difficult time.

  20. Randy & Denise (Niles) Ragsdale

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the Nix family.

  21. Amber and family,
    My deepest sympathy on the loss of Eric. Praying for God’s loving arms to embrace you all.
    Sandy Imhoff

  22. I will always remember “Animal” as a good man who brought a lot of happiness and joy to me and to so many others. Many of us are so blessed to have known him and had the opportunity to make years of sweet music with him. God Bless his family and friends through this difficult time. Eric, we will always miss you. I look forward to seeing you and playing some more music with you again some day. Love you my brother.

  23. Preston, Kevin, Amber, and Tessa —

    It was sad to hear of the loss of your brother, Eric. Preston had mentioned back in September of his battle with cancer. Eric will be missed by many.

    Thinking of you all in this time . Please send my condolences as well to your Mother.

  24. We just lost a man of extraordinary qualities. Wild animals sensed it and immediately knew he was a friend. When he was a DJ, people flocked to him by the hundreds to listen to the music. He instinctively knew what they wanted to hear. He had the lionhearted ability to keep on going when life unjustly hit him with one painful blow after another. He was a devoted father and always good to people. This was known to the Texas court system which, in a rare decision, awarded him full custody of his children — the accomplishment he was most proud of in his life. He was a singer, a dancer, a percussionist, an MC, an animal trainer, a cook, and a business owner. He was kind, generous, hard-working, dependable, and he didn’t use foul language. Eric Trenton Nix led a Christian life. Although the pain of his loss will never leave me, it’s okay because I had the fortune of knowing him.

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