OBITUARY

James Thomas Dixon

21 October, 19373 June, 2021

As of June 3, 2021, James Thomas Dixon “Tommy” or “Jim” was absent from the body and present with the Lord. He was born October 21, 1937, in Oklahoma City and was pre-deceased by his parents Estella Jane (Sandy) and John Neal Dixon.

After serving in the U.S. Navy, Jim was graduated cum laude from Central State College (UCO). Jim enjoyed all music and sang in many choirs and quartets and was a soloist. Jim was an ordained elder in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) and was chairman of the planning committee for the Oklahoma Conference on Reformed Theology.

After 25 years with Ryder Truck Rental, retiring as Senior Vice President, Jim served 20 years as President of Dura-Kold Corporation. He accepted many leadership roles in civic organizations, including Chairman of the Board of two, Goodwill Industries in Oklahoma City and Junior Achievement in Miami, FL.

Jim is survived by his wife of 59 years, Susan (Maurer), two sons and their wives: Drew and Kelly, Kyle and Juliana; and grandchildren: Brant, Will, Jay and wife Meta Katherine, Ty, Tim, and Olivia. He was preceded in death by his sister, Ida Marie Gable.

Memorial donations may be made to Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, PO Box 690, Taylors, SC 29687. A memorial service will be held on June 19th, 2021 at 11 a.m. at Heritage Presbyterian Church, 14500 N. Western Ave, Edmond, Oklahoma 73013. To share memories or condolences visit www.ChapelHill-OKC.com

Services

  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, 19 June , 2021

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Robert Braver

19 June 2021

Jim was more than a friend to me...he was a brother..we 1st met back in the late 80’s when he became president of DuraKold. After several meetings he ask if I was going to invest with him , I told him that I hadn’t decided. His response was ‘ then why I am wasting my time ! ‘. From that day on we became friends, clients and over the years ...family. 30 years of friendship...eternity together. See you soon. RB

George Burkhart

18 June 2021

I met Jim for the first time in 1972 when he was District Manager in Salt Lake City and we have been friends ever since. What I quickly learned through all those years that he worked hard, integrity was never a issue, he loved his family, was 100% loyal, loved his country, and was a man of strong faith in God.
For all those reasons and more I am Blessed to have had him in my life and look forward to being with him again in another place.

Jerry Walton

15 June 2021

I met Jim in July, 2018, when Cindy and I moved from Midland, TX, to Edmond. We knew before we left WTX, that we would attend Heritage, since Mike P. had been our pastor in Midland for 11 years before moving back to look after his mom.
I joined the choirs, and realized quickly that I was the weak link in the bass section, by far. Singing next to Jim, Steve, and Skip gave me a bit of a complex. I was, however, able to learn a lot from them, and they were very welcoming to the new kid in the bass section. Jim was of course obviously trained well, and was faithful to practices and our services. He was so kind to me and I admired his devotion to Heritage, and especially to Susan. He was a wonderful mentor, and friend, and we will miss him sorely. Our hearts are warmed in realizing that he is able to sing now, along with the heavenly choir, rejoicing in song as he loved to do here! Jerry & Cindy

Steve Tarnok

15 June 2021

To Drew and Family:

At times like this, it sometimes helps to know someone is thinking of you and wishing you solace. We are and we do.
Steve and Sherry Tarnok

John Wilkins

7 June 2021

I worked at Ryder while Jim was there. I also knew him while he was at DuraCold. Not a more positive, encouraging person ever crossed my path. I am a better person because Jim set the bar so high for us all. Rest easy, my great friend.

Larry & Peggy Mulkey

7 June 2021

His leadership in all of his endeavors started with being a servant of our Lord. He was a blessing to all.
Special memories of his friendship and mentoring are a treasure.
Prayers and Blessings to Susan and all of the Dixon family.

Larry & Peggy Mulkey

Bill Hicks

7 June 2021

Friend, Mentor, Example to follow, Loved his God and Family, Servant of the Lord.
Jim was an inspiration to all that knew him. A person that always stressed to be your best and treat everyone with respect. His smile was one that brought light into any room he entered. May God place his loving and protective arms around all the family and bring peace and comfort in this most difficult time.
Bill Hicks

Sondra Mount

6 June 2021

One of my fondest memories is when we were newly weds Tommy and Susan came to play a card game. Tommy took off his high top suede boots while we enjoyed our evening and when it was time for them to go home we could not find his boots. We had a new puppy named Millie and she had taken one of his boots and made a meal out of it. Those boots were not fixable. Needless to say I felt terrible. However we have had many laughs over the years. They were the best neighbors ever!
Sondra Mount

Bob Harris

6 June 2021

Remember many fun and rewarding times both work and play Good man whom we will miss. Love and prayers to the family

John and Judy Hosmer

6 June 2021

Condolences to Susan, Drew, and Kyle, and families. We have many fond memories of Jim. Enjoyed his solo at Drews wedding and playing Augusta with Jim, stand out. Jim and I chatted often about life, friendship, and family.
Jim, thank you for being a friend and mentor. RIP
Sincerely, John and Judy Hosmer

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