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JOE DIXON Sr. Obituary
JOE DIXON SR. Joe Edward Dixon Sr., age 87, passed away Aug. 9, 2017. He was born March 28, 1930. Mr. Dixon grew up in Lafayette, Tennessee. He then attended high school at Morgan Preparatory School in Petersburg, Tennessee, and attended college at Vanderbilt University, graduating in 1951. While at Vanderbilt he was a member of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity. Mr. Dixon later became a member of Belmont United Methodist Church in Nashville. Mr. Dixon spent his working years in Nashville. After graduating from Vanderbilt, he went into business as a construction contractor then spent a career at the U.S. Government Federal Housing Administration and Small Business Administration. He retired to Las Vegas, where he lived for many years. Mr. Dixon was loved by his family and was a wonderful husband and a good father. He will be missed. Mr. Dixon was preceded in death by his parents, Franklin Pierce and Velma Lois Dixon; wife, Ruth O'Kain Dixon; daughter, Stephanie Ruth Dixon; son, George Bryan Dixon; and granddaughter, Eleanor Kay Dixon. Mr. Dixon is survived by his wife, Patricia "Pat" Dixon; sons, Joe Edward Dixon Jr. and Robert Scott Dixon; granddaughters, Erin Dixon and Emily Carroll; great-grandchildren, Gabriel, Tristan and Harper Carroll; and stepchildren, Bonnie Haner, Becky Mathis and Bill Ellis. There will be a gathering of family and friends from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 14, with service following, both at Woodlawn Roesch-Patton Funeral Home, 660 Thompson Lane, Nashville, TN 37204, (615) 383-4754. Visit the online obituary at www.woodlawn-roesch-pattonfh.com
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