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Former Athletic Foundation President Bob Mixon Passes Away

June 18, 2011

HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Bob Mixon, Past President of the University of Southern Mississippi Foundation, the Alumni Association and the first President of the Athletic Foundation, passed away Saturday afternoon after a three-month battle with stomach cancer.

Mixon, 67, was a graduate of Southern Miss and a long time Hattiesburg businessman. He and his wife Judy have four children.

"The Golden Eagle family, the city of Hattiesburg and the State of Mississippi lost a wonderful friend today," said Southern Miss Athletic Director, Richard Giannini. "Bob was truly a man of great character, integrity, and intelligence and I personally lost one of the best friends and supporters I have had. Bob believed in my vision for Southern Miss athletics and worked tirelessly to help us implement it. He will sorely be missed."

Funeral arrangements have not been set; however, will be handled by Hulett-Winstead Funeral Home in Hattiesburg.

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