Doug HixsonSherman Douglas Hixson, 64, entered the presence of his Heavenly Father on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013. He died peacefully with his family beside him at the Methodist Hospice in Memphis.He was born May 30, 1947 in Chattanooga. Son of the late Sherman and Rebecca Hixson.He was preceded in death by his wife, Pamela Barnett Hixson.Survivors include daughter, Emily Hixson (Jason) Hood; son, Sherman Douglas (Melissa) Hixson Jr., of Nashville; sister, Carol Hixson, of Savannah, Ga.; grandchildren, Noah, Darby, James and Jasper Hood. Abigail, Joseph and Clara Hixson.He was an active member of the Second Presbyterian Church. He graduated from the Baylor School in Chattanooga, University of Virginia and University of Tennessee Medical School. Dr. Hixson was a much beloved pediatric surgeon at Lebonheur Childrens Hospital for over 30 years.He was a member of the American Pediatric Surgical Association and American College of Surgeons; a longtime supporter of Boy Scouts of America and a recipient the Silver Beaver Award; and was a supporter of Young Life. He was loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather. whose strong faith was evident to everyone he knew.Memorial contributions: Lebonheur Childrens Hospital, www.lebonheur.org and Second Presbyterian Church Foundation, www.2pc.org.Service at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Second Presbyterian Church, Memphis.