Allan J. Bixler

March 16, 2023 | Wilmington, DE

Allan John (Big Al) Bixler, age 73, of Wilmington DE, passed away on Thursday, March 16, 2023 at his home. Allan is survived by his daughter, Lakana Emma Bixler; sister, Susan, sister, Sandra; and his step daughters Soranrassamee (A), Sirintararut (Eddy) and Amelia (Mimi). Allan J. Bixler was a caring and dedicated man who wore many hats, especially ones with netting in the back to allow the cool air in. In his earlier years, he wrestled and played football in college. Even though he majored in teaching and taught for a few years, his passion and calling was construction and painting. He worked at George H. Huber Coatings as a painter and sandblaster from 1965-1973. From 1973-1975, he worked at Village Shops Shopping Center in Smyrna, DE as a manager. From 1975-1980 he worked at Halmark Steel as a painter and sandblaster. From 1982-1984 he worked at Delaware Home Center as a manager. From 1985 – 1993 he worked at Carolusel of Delaware INC. His last position was at Carney’s Point Metal Processing. He will be remembered as a father, hard worker and a great friend. He was a superb chess player and was great at billiards. He loved to go to the movies, getting breakfast with his buddies, fixing things that were broken and spending time with family. He was a collector of art, knifes and penny heads. He loved his work and made sure everything was precise. He will be greatly missed. Please join family and friends Friday, March 31, 2023 for a Visitation from 11am to 12pm at Brandywine Valley Funeral Care, 412 Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington DE, 19809, where a Celebration of Life for Allan J. Bixler will begin at 12pm. Burial will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, New Castle, DE. To offer condolences, please visit: 302.764.2900


  1. A prayer to Mr.Bixler, that he may be in peace, and watch over his family.

    For the Lord has been good to you.

    For you, Lord, have delivered me from death,
    my eyes from tears,
    my feet from stumbling,
    that I may walk before the Lord
    in the land of the living.


    Gregory and India Ballington | March 30, 2023 at 11:57 AM

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