He was the manager for Sears home Improvement for 24 years. He was a member of Lebanon Baptist Church for more than 55 years, where he served as choir director. He later became a member of Big Spring Baptist Church, where he was a deacon and sang in the choir. He was also a 32nd Degree Mason with Conasauga No. 396 F&AM.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Bascom Thomas Dixon and Ellave Stanley Dixon; brothers: Forrest Dixon, B.T. Dixon and C.L. Dixon; sister-in-law, Veta Dixon; brother-in-law, John Kirkpatrick; and three special nephews: Tom, Steve and Jeff Kirkpatrick.
Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Adah Dixon, of Cleveland; four children: Randall Wayne Dixon and wife, Sandra, Sandra Shourd and husband, Rick, and Alan Dixon and wife, Kelley, all of Cleveland, and Loretta Jones and husband, Alan, of Charleston; 10 grandchildren: Lisa Jane McNelly, Gary Dixon, David Dixon, Jill Jones, Matt Shourd, Justin Jones, Kristi Dixon, Brandon Shourd, Whitney Dixon and Hunter Jones; six great-grandchildren: Adam Dixon, Bradley Dixon, Hayley Reed, Tristan Jones, Derrick Dixon and Ethan McNelly; two sisters, Pauline Kirkpatrick and Faustine Guthrie, both of Cleveland; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013, at Lebanon Baptist Church with Pastor Richard McKeehan officiating.
Interment will follow in Lebanon Baptist Church Cemetery with grandsons and special friends Ray McKay and Rex Calfee serving as pallbearers.
A white dove release ceremony will conclude the service.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 this evening at Fike Funeral Home.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Dixon family guest book at fikefh.com.