James Nix Obituary

James "JJ" Nix

August 31, 1938 - August 16, 2019
Born in Chicago, Illinois
Resided in Calumet Park, Illinois


It is with a heavy heart we announce the passing of Officer James J. Nix. Known as JJ to all, he fought a courageous battle with cancer but succumbed to this evil disease Friday, August 16, 2019.

JJ was a proud United States Army Veteran and then moved on to serve the Palos Heights and Blue Island community as a Peace Officer for approximately 37 years. He touched many lives during his lifetime and will be dearly missed by family, friends and his brothers/sisters in blue.

JJ was the cherished son of the late James Nix and the late Aleith Nix-Peplow.
Dearest brother of Margaret Ann (Kenneth) Peplow.
Beloved uncle of James (Susan) Peplow, Janet Capenigro and Joseph (Debra) Peplow.
Great uncle to many great nieces and great nephews.

Family and friends to gather Saturday, September 7, 2019 from 11:30AM - 2:00PM for a Celebration of Life at the Palos Heights Recreation Center Orchard Room. A brief prayer service will begin at 12:00PM and will be officiated by Father Patrick O'Neill, Associate Pastor of St. Alexander Church. A luncheon will follow immediately.

In lieu of flowers, donations to American Cancer Society, at cancer.org, would be greatly appreciated.




Funeral Home
DuPage Cremations, Ltd. and Memorial Chapel
951 W. Washington St.
West Chicago, IL US 60185