James Wendell Hix, 96, passed away Monday, December 23, 2019 at Parkwest Hospital, Knoxville, TN. Born in Springfield, TN, December 9, 1923 he was the son of the late Johnny J. Hix and Lula Moses Hix. James was also preceded in death by his two wives; Hazel Rankin Hix and Geneva Roy Hix. James was raised and educated in Springfield graduating from Springfield High School. He was an Army veteran of World War Two and served in the European Theater. He began his career in banking after returning from service and was employed by the former Third National Bank (now Suntrust) as a credit analyst. He retired in 1985. He is survived by his son, James R. Hix; step-son, Blake Richardson and Kelly Richardson his wife; granddaughters, Lindsey H. Stevens and husband Terry Stevens, Lauren Hutcherson and husband Russell Hutcherson; great-granddaughter, Brooklyn Stevens ; great-grandson Beau Stevens, and great-great-granddaughter Delilah Hutcherson; grandson, Raleigh Richardson; granddaughter, Molly Dedrick and husband Elijah Dedrick. James is also survived by his brother Don H Hix and his wife Sue of Springfield. A graveside service with military honors will be held Saturday at 12 noon at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Goodlettsville. Arrangements have been entrusted to Cole & Garrett Funeral Home of Goodlettsville.