City of Albany mourns the loss of a well-known veteran Wednesday

The city of Albany mourned Marvin Mixon on Wednesday.

Photo: Kailey McCarthy

The Good Life City mourned the loss of a well-known veteran on Wednesday.

Marvin W. Mixon, a former first lieutenant in the U.S. Army died Sunday at 74.

On Wednesday, people from all over Albany came to his funeral service at American Legion Post 30 in Albany.

According to Post Commander Charles Nicholson, Marvin contributed greatly to the Good Life City over the years.

He was instrumental in both the creation of the Field of Flags event on Patriot's Day and Field of Crosses event on Memorial Day.

Nicholson adds, Mixon will never be replaced and will be missed by all.

"Well, I'm going to miss him, that's all I can say. He's just one of those guys you can't replace. You can get other people to do the jobs he did but you can't replace Marvin," said Nicholson.

According to Nicholson, Mixon was involved in funerals for veterans for the past five or six years.

He and Nicholson worked over 400 veteran funerals together.

Mixon was also actively involved in the Red Cross and worked as a real estate attorney.

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