James E. Dixon

Published 12:00 am Friday, March 26, 2010

James E. Dixon died Tuesday, March 23, 2010, at River Region Medical Center. He was 67.

Mr. Dixon was a native and lifelong resident of Vicksburg. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and owned and operated Dixon Service Station for many years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Maurice Ervin Dixon Sr. and Maggie Leist Hackler Dixon; and two brothers, Maurice Ervin Dixon Jr. and Albert Lee Hackler.

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He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Janet Caldwell Dixon of Vicksburg; three sons, James Ervin “Jim” Dixon and wife Kim of Madison, Sean Stewart Dixon and wife Melanie of Vicksburg and William George Dixon of Vicksburg; one brother, Lonnie Ray Dixon and wife Beverly of Florissant, Mo.; four sisters, Vera Snow of Creston, Ohio, and Bobbye Dunn, Doris Williams and Martha Boone and husband David, all of Vicksburg; five beloved grandchildren, Allyson, Kathleen, Kyle, Sean and Miranda Dixon; and 16 nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 27, 2010, at Glenwood Chapel with the Rev. Ron Burch officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be J.O. Smith, David Smith, Alan Dixon, Jeff McRaney, Greg Bryan, Sean Williams, Jim Dixon, Derrek Elam, Stewart Dixon, George Dixon and Craig Watkins.

Honorary pallbearers will be Kenny Switzer, Claude Jackson, Pat Hearn, Doug Dubuisson, Dr. Paul Pierce III, Dr. Michael Davis, Joe Loviza and David Schaffer.

Memorials may be made to the American Kidney Foundation, 6110 Executive Blvd., Suite 1010, Rockville, MD 20852-9813; the Palmer Home for Children, P.O. Box 746, Columbus, MS 39703; or the Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi, 800 Avery Blvd., Suite 100, Ridgeland, MS 39157.