Ernie Nix, age 68 of McQuady, KY died Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at Breckinridge Memorial Hospital. He was born in Locust Hill, KY on January 27, 1952, the son of the late Ernest and Mary Kinnerson Nix. He was a retired bus driver with the Breckinridge County Board of Education, a former foreman with the Breckinridge County Road Department, former fire chief of McQuady Fire Department, member of the Hardinsburg VFW Post, a Kentucky Colonel and worked the roadblock each year for the Crusade for Children. Ernie enjoyed watching UK basketball, gardening, his chickens and playing Poker and Canasta.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Linda Nix, son - Timmy Ball, grandson - Thomas Ball, great grandson Ronald Ball, Jr., brother - Jackie Carman and son-in-law - Larry Boyken.
Ernie is survived by 6 children: Robbie Ball (Theresa) of Fordsville, KY, Rick Martin (Crystal) of Hardinsburg, KY, Kenny Martin, Jennifer Martin of Hardinsburg, KY, Gail Boyken of Cromwell and Kim Ball of Reynolds Station, KY
6 grandchildren: Paige Smith, Magnus Smith, Nash Gibson, Amanda Ball, Ronald Ball and Derick Martin
7 great grandchildren and 1 expected in May: Marilynn Lou Bowlin, Haylie McMannes, Andrew Nulf, Brittany Nulf, Lilly Ann Ball, Rosie Ball and Dominic Ball
Private graveside services will be held at Locust Hill Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy are suggested to the Ernie Nix Memorial Fund in care of the funeral home
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