Nixon, 77, official at recreation agency

L. C.

August 10, 1993|By Staff Report

L. Clements Nixon Sr., retired assistant superintendent of Baltimore's Bureau of Recreation, died Thursday at the Liberty Medical Center after a stroke.

The 77-year-old Denlyn Road resident retired in 1978 after 38 years with the city.

A former president of the Maryland Recreation and Parks Association, he was interested in youth programs. He was also a former director of the Chick Webb Recreation Center in East Baltimore. He was made an honorary member of Sigma Phi Sigma fraternity, which includes many alumni of the center's programs.

The Baltimore native was a graduate of Douglass High School and what is now Hampton University in Virginia. He did graduate work at Howard University in Washington, and before starting his city employment he taught school in Greensboro, N.C.

During World War II, he was an artillery officer in Europe.

A charter member of the No Name social club, he was also a former senior warden of St. Katherine's Episcopal Church, where

a memorial service for Mr. Nixon was conducted yesterday.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, the former Beatrice Davis; two sons, Lewis Clements Nixon Jr. of Baltimore and Stephen Nixon of Landover; and two granddaughters.

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