In Memory of Christopher B. Hixon - February 25, 1968 to February 14, 2018...
It is with heavy heart that we offer this memorial to a fallen colleague of the FIAAA. Chris Hixon, an avid supporter of the FIAAA, fell victim to an assailant’s senseless rampage on Wednesday, February 14th. Chris will be remembered as a “go to guy”; someone you could go to for any task, small or large, and he would jump at the opportunity to do whatever he could.
Chris served on the FIAAA Board of Directors as a District Director from 2004 to 2012. During that time, he served on numerous committees, serving as the chair of several. He was chosen by the Board of Directors to be the recipient of the NIAAA State Award of Merit in 2008. Chris was also an LTI state and national faculty member. He also served on the NIAAA Awards Committee.
In Broward County, Chris served as a coach, mentor and athletic director at two schools. He was the athletic director at South Broward High School from 2000 to 2012, at which time he became the athletic director a Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School, the position he held until his untimely death. His colleagues at both schools remember him fondly for his eagerness to serve. Chris was award Athletic Director of the Year by the Broward County Athletic Association.
A son, brother, husband, father, veteran, mentor and true friend; rest in peace Chris.
A viewing will take place on Tuesday, February 20th from 3:00 to 9:00 pm at the Landmark Funeral Home, 4200 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, Florida, with a prayer service at 7:00 pm. A Funeral Mass will be held Wednesday, February 21st at 11:00 am at the Nativity Catholic Church, 5220 Johnson St., Hollywood, Florida, with full military honors burial at the South Florida National Cemetery, 6501 South State Road 7, Lake Worth, Florida.
The FIAAA has established a fund to which donations can be made. Anyone wanting to make a donation to the family of Chris Hixon, or send a message of sympathy, may do so through the FIAAA. Checks should be written to the ‘FIAAA Emergency Network Fund”. After April 1, 2018, a single donation from that account will be given to the family along with a list of donors. Checks can be sent to the address below.