Nick S. Catron, 71, died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, after a courageous battle with melanoma. He was born in Ponca City, Okla., and has been a resident of Hixson since 1980. He served seven years in the Navy Submarine Service earning his dolphins. He retired from TVA after 29 years, and then worked as a contractor for FEMA for 10 years. He was the former softball president of the Middle Valley Youth Association. He had a passion for golf and Alabama college football. He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Gail Davis Catron; and their daughter, Laura Catron (Greg) Hobart; son, Scott (Julie) Catron from Atlanta; and daughter, Lisha Catron Osterhout (Will) and grandson, Liam from Hawaii; his brothers, Mike Catron (Mollie) and Jeff Duke (Cristina), of Texas, and sister, Cheryl Robbins (George), of Alabama. A funeral ceremony will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, in the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow in Chattanooga National Cemetery. The family will receive friends for visitation from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, at the funeral home. Nicks family would like to thank Amedisys Hospice of Chattanooga for their compassionate care and concern. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Amedisys Hospice of Chattanooga. Arrangements are by Hamilton Funeral Home & Cremation Services; 4506 Hixson Pike, Hixson, TN 37343. 423-531-3975.