Joseph “Joe” Anthony Mix, 87, of Beaufort, husband of Delinda Ann McCormick Mix, died Wednesday, November 07, 2018 at his residence.
Joe was born in Chicago, IL on November 03, 1931. He was a son of the late Bronislaus John and Armella Catherine Hellmuth Mix. Joe graduated from Chicago Latin School, earned his Bachelor of Science from Middlebury College in 1953, and graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) as a Sloane Scholar. He served in the United States Army as a Corporal. He was employed by The Kendall Company as an Executive from the 1960’s through the mid 1980’s. Joe was also owner of Island Outfitters, a hunting and fishing equipment store, for 20 years beginning in the mid 1980’s. He was a member of Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity, a member of the Parish Church of St Helena, and a volunteer with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Beaufort and the Lowcountry where he received numerous National Awards.
Joe’s hobbies included fishing at Pritchards Island and Costa Rica. His favorite memory was a trip around-the-world with his wife on the Queen Mary II. He helped build the pier on Hunting Island and restored numerous historical buildings in and around Beaufort.
Joe is survived by his wife of 63 years and his children Robert Anthony Mix and wife Carmen Rosa, Stephen Matthew Mix and wife Victoria Leigh, and Amelia Jean Mix Poggi and husband Francis Xavier; brother Bronislaus John Mix Jr.; grandchildren Caroline Mix Stapleton (Alex), Grace Mix Myrick (William), Austin McCormick Mix, Eleonor Mix Yehl (Walter), Samuel Francis Poggi ( Alissa), James Joseph Poggi, Henry Leo Poggi, Armella Diane Poggi, and Mary Delinda Poggi; and great grandchildren Eliza Stapleton and Aiden Poggi.
A memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m., Monday, November 12th at the Parish Church of St. Helena. Following the service, a reception will be held at the Parish Hall.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Boys and Girls Club of Northern Beaufort County, 10 Pinckney Colony Road, Suite 103, Bluffton, SC 29909 or to the Parish Church of St. Helena, P.O. Box 1043, Beaufort, SC 29901.