Craig Steven “Bubba” Nix

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Craig Steven Nix, affectionately known as “Bubba” passed away Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at his home surrounded by his family. We will gather for fellowship and remembrance from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, June 22, 2018 at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers. Family and friends will gather to celebrate his life of 61 years on Saturday, June 23, 2018, at 1 p.m. at Monterey Baptist Church. A tribute of Bubba’s life may be found at, where you may leave memories and expressions of sympathy for his family. Bubba was born on December 28, 1956 to the late Buddy and Bettye (Taylor) Nix in Dallas, TX. He graduated from Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas in 1975 and then attended Texas Tech University where he played baseball from 1976-1977. On July 28, 1979 he married Michelle Fillingim in Lubbock. Bubba loved watching the Dallas Cowboys, Texas Rangers, and Texas Tech sports. He had a passion for hunting, fishing in Colorado, and spending time with his family. He was a manager in the car business in Lubbock for over 30 years. Bubba is survived by his loving wife, Michelle; children, Tiffany Snyder and husband, Martin of Lubbock, Cole Nix and wife, Sarah of Conroe, and Tye Nix of Lubbock; grandchildren, Holden and Hayes Snyder, and Logan and Cash Nix; brother, David Benedict and wife, Candy of Douglasville, GA; and sisters, Jan Reynolds of Flower Mound, and Jill McGinnis and husband, Brian of Richardson.


The family suggest memorials be made to the Monterey Baptist Church Building Fund in lieu of flowers.


14 thoughts on “Craig Steven “Bubba” Nix”

  1. Patti Roberson

    Lovely photo of Bubba, what a character he was. I am so sorry for all of his family and pray comfort over you all. I am so sorry that I cannot be there to celebrate his amazing life with you all but know that I am there in spirit. Love you all.

  2. Prayers for the family, and thankfulness for knowing Bubba, and his family, especially his dad Buddy, my bbi baseball coach.

  3. Know your hearts are heavy with the lose of this sweet man. Thinking and praying for all of you . With love, Rhonda Vestal

  4. Kathleen Boucher

    So sorry to hear of dear Bubba’s passing. I enjoyed getting to know him while visiting Jill on Clear Springs Rd. (I believe it was) in Richardson. I know his loss is devastating for his family who loved him so, but know their faith brings comfort knowing he is with our Lord. Rest in peace.

  5. Kelly Fitzgerald

    Praying for you Michelle and all the family. There are no words better than Peace and Faith. Bubba is at Peace and his Faith and your assurance of that Faith and that he is Home with his earthly father and mother and our Heavenly Father will bring you Peace.

  6. Martine Raleigh

    Bless Bubba. A great guy who had such a zest for life even back in high school. I can still see him walking into a room with that great head of hair and that dazzling smile! He hit his final grand slam and is on the team of heavens now! One of the good ones…blessings to you all. ✨

  7. Rochelle Cowan

    To all the Nix family, Bubba, Michelle, Tiffany, Cole, Tye, Jan and Jill, I can’t begin to tell you what a special place you hold in the hearts of all the Cowan family!! We hurt with you during this sad time and will miss the Bubba we so dearly loved!!

  8. Love you all! We are out of town and can’t be at the services but please know we are with you in our hearts!
    Your family will forever be linked with ours….love, life and adventures!!!

  9. My heart goes out to Craig’s family. I hope you all find solace in knowing he is no longer in pain, but is now at peace.

  10. I will always remember Bubba for his cool, calm & laid back demeanor. He coached me for a few years in baseball & I will never forget those days. Bubba was always straight up & never got rattled. I know its probably a small thing but people that I have met in my lifetime that have that ‘vibe’ tend to listen more & deliver great feedback. For that, I am thankful to have met such a great man will love & miss him. To Michelle, I certainly to love ya & am sorry you lost your guy. Tiffani, Cole & Tye, y’all are & will always be considered family to me and I am so sorry that you lost Bubba. I will be praying for you all & am always here for you. -Caleb Davis

  11. Prayers for the family! I worked with Bubba at Scott George Motors. He was awesome.

  12. I was 8yrs old when I first met the Nix family. After meeting Coach Nix it was Bubba who then took me in & introduced me to everyone. Looked out for me for a while until I could hold my own. You guys are in my thoughts & prayers. So sorry for your loss

  13. The memories of time spent with Bubba will always bring a smile to my face. The the world will now have a little less laughter now. Thoughts and prayers to Michelle and their family.

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