Longtime Kempville Community resident, Mr. Ray J. “Wee” Dixon was pronounced dead on arrival at the Riverview Regional Medical Center in Carthage at 9 a.m. Saturday morning November 3, 2018 after being found, by his wife, unresponsive lying by the bed at their Kempville Highway home.
His nephew Bro. Steve Waller and his pastor Bro. Bryan Bratcher officiated at the 1 p.m. Monday afternoon November 5th funeral services from the Hackett Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home. Burial with military honors followed in the Dixon family lot in section five of the Defeated Creek Memorial Gardens.
He was born Ray J. Dixon in the Gladdice Community of Jackson County on February 4, 1934 and was one of two daughters and two sons born to the late Alfred Edward “Booster” Dixon who died August 12, 1988 at the age of 81 and Annie Lee Graham Dixon who died June 17, 1984 at the age of 77.
His twin brother, J. W. “Biggen” Dixon preceded him in death on July 23, 1986 at the age of 52 and a sister Maude Ella Waller preceded him in death at the age of 81 on June 5, 2012.
Mr. Dixon was also preceded in death by two brothers-in-law, retired United Methodist minister Draper Hoyte “Gus” Murphy who died at the age of 87 on October 28, 2010 and by Hiram Stanford Waller who died at the age of 79 on July 29, 1997.
On February 10, 1956 at the Kempville home of then Justice of the Peace, the late Bob Lee Anderson, he was united in marriage to the former Imo Sadler, a Red Boiling Springs native.
A retired mechanic, Mr. Dixon was a veteran of the United States Army.
Mr. Dixon was a charter member of the Kempville Chapel Old Time Methodist Church.
In addition to his wife of almost sixty three years they are survived by four sons, Ricky Dixon and wife Barbara, Donny Dixon and wife Lisa all of the Buffalo Community; Dale Dixon and wife Pat, Lanny Dixon and fiancée Julia Harris all of the Defeated Creek Community; sister, Jo Helen Dixon Murphy of Lafayette; sister-in-law, Polly Givens Dixon of the Buffalo Community; nine grandchildren, Shawna Zody, Breanne Kintz, Ashlee Dixon Jones, Josh, Allen and Jordan Dixon, Amber Reddy, Alainey Dixon Manning and Dylan Dixon; seventeen great-grandchildren.
SANDERSON of KEMPVILLE