Educated in Jonesburg (Missouri) Public School; attended Central College, Central Wesleyan College, in Missouri, the University of Missouri, and Vanderbilt University.
In September 1910, he was admitted in the Missouri Conference Methodist Episcopal Church, South. He served churches in Louisiana, Gallatin and Chillicothe, Missouri until he entered the Army in 1917.
On 21 October 1910, he married Leslie Young at Jonesburg, Missouri. Their son, George Foreman Rixey, Jr., was born on 18 December 1911 at Louisiana, Missouri, and died on 14 February 1914 at Gallatin, Missouri.
He was assigned to Fort Riley in 1917 for training camp, then to Fort Monroe. He was commissioned First Lieutenant, Reserve, CAC, on active duty Jackson Barracks, Louisiana.
Accepted a commission as a Chaplain, Regular Army, October 1917. Served as this in France during World War I.
On return to the United States, he served at Camp Funston, Kansas; Camp Meade, Maryland; Fort Washington, Maryland; Philippine Islands and Presidio of San Francisco, California. On August 16, 1931 was promoted to rank of Major.
He was then promoted through the ranks to Brigadier General. He died in 1974 and was buried in Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors. His wife, Leslie Young Rixey and his son, George Foreman Rixey, Jr. are buried with him.
RIXEY, GEORGE FOREMAN JR S/O GEORGE F SR
- DATE OF BIRTH: 12/10/1911
- DATE OF DEATH: 02/28/1914
- BURIED AT: SECTION 2 SITE E-280
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
- SON OF GF RIXEY BRIG GEN USA
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