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Archie Mixon

January 14, 1948 — October 24, 2022


Sylva, NC, Archie Leon Mixon, 74, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Monday, October 24, 2022, at Skyland Care Center.

A native of Kentwood, Louisiana, he was a son of the late Gurley Hamilton and Gertrude Brown Mixon.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Elaine Bennett; and two brothers, Gurley H. Mixon, Jr. and Robert A Mixon.

Archie received his master’s degree from LSU and had the privilege of serving for 47 years as a clinical/psychiatric social worker in Louisiana, North Carolina, and with Pee Kis Kwe Tan ("Let’s Talk") Society in Wabasca, Alberta, Canada.  During his career and retirement, he always cared for and counseled others, especially young people.  His favorite form of therapy was to take them fishing, a situation which benefited everyone involved.

Archie was an ardent supporter of the LSU Tigers and rarely missed an opportunity to cheer on his team.  He loved his family, loved to fish, hunt, camp and be in the woods or on the water.  He was an avid rockhound.  You could not spend time with Archie without learning something.  History, Geology, Geography, and Meteorology were favorite subjects.  Archie had a beautiful singing voice and enjoyed many kinds of music including Cajun zydeco, New Orleans jazz, blues, classic country, hymns, and bluegrass.  Good music, good food, good jokes, and bad puns – those were his favorites.

Archie is survived by his beloved wife of 54 years, Brenda Davis Mixon; daughter, Stefanie Kompathoum (Phetsmone); son, Gabriel Mixon (Alison Carter); sister, Martha Alexander; brother, William Mixon; and two grandchildren, Oliver and Grace.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 10, 2022 in the Waynesville chapel of Wells Funeral Home.  Livestream of the service will be available through his obituary at

To remember Archie, donations may be made to a conservation or youth development organization of your choice.

The care of Mr. Mixon has been entrusted to Wells Funeral Home of Waynesville.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Celebration of Life

Saturday, December 10, 2022

Starts at 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Waynesville Chapel of Wells Funeral Home

296 N Main St, Waynesville, NC 28786

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