Billie Mack “Bill” Haworth, 93 of Nixa, passed away Friday, September 1, 2023.

His first job was at Blair Pottery in Ozark after school. He later worked for Wilson Cheese in Nixa and consolidated Products. He had to wait until age 18 to get his chauffeur license to haul 200% proof alcohol to Dallas, Texas. He owned a milk route hauling to Mid-America Dairies, worked at Ozark Wholesale Grocery, and Princess Crackers, which became Keebler Cookies.

Bill retired from Mid-America Dairies in 1985. He bought a farm in 1960 and enjoyed farming, hunting and fishing. Bill was on the Selective Service Board for 15 years and the board of Sheltered Workshop of Christian County. He was a 32nd-degree Mason. Baptized in 1949, Bill was most recently a member of Union Hill Church of Christ and had served as an Elder.

Survivors include: Three children, Rebecca Ann Schimek and husband Carl, Bill “Derek” Haworth, and Linda Michele Mawhiney and husband Mike, all of Nixa; 11 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; a brother Gerald Haworth and wife Helen; other relatives and many friends.

Funeral Services will be 2:00 PM Thursday, September 7, in Adams Funeral Home, Nixa.

Burial will follow in McConnell-Bledsoe Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1:00 PM Thursday until service time.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that a donation be made to Christian County Enterprises’ Sheltered Workshop in Nixa by calling 417-725-5310 or online at