Jerry L. Dixon Sr.

April 24, 1948March 3, 2019

Jerry L. Dixon, Sr., 70, of Olanta, passed away Sunday, March 3, 2019 at UPMC Shadyside Hospital, Pittsburgh. Mr. Dixon was born April 24, 1948 in Clearfield, the son of Lyle and Ruby (Dougherty) Dixon. He was a graduate of Clearfield Area High School, class of 1966. Mr. Dixon retired from Kurtz Brothers as a truck driver after 40 years of service. He was a member of the Glen Richey Primitive Methodist Church. Mr. Dixon was a lifetime member of the NRA. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, attending his grandsons’ baseball games and was an avid Steelers fan. He was in the United States Navy Reserves during the Vietnam Era. Jerry is survived by his wife, Lyda J. (Witherite) Dixon whom he married November 29, 1969 at the Oak Ridge Union Church, two children; Jerry L. Dixon, Jr., and his wife Sarah of Bradford and Nicole M. Kushner and her husband Tim of Olanta, five grandchildren; Hunter Dixon, Matthew Kushner, Kyle Kushner, Tyler Dixon and Logan Dixon, a sister, Kay Evans and her husband John of Madera, a number of nieces and nephews and his former daughter-in-law, Laurie Samsel. Mr. Dixon was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Lyle “Buddy” Dixon, Jr. Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 AM on Friday, March 8, 2019 at the Bennett and Houser Funeral Home, Inc. of Clearfield with Rev. Duane W. Stiner officiating. Interment will be in Thompson Cemetery, Glen Richey. Friends will be received at the funeral home on Thursday, March 7, 2019 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM and on Friday from 9:00 AM until the hour of services. The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, 108R North Second Street, Suite 1 B, Clearfield, PA 16830. To send online tributes go to or


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Cindy Dixon

March 16, 2019

Although not related, the "Dixon" boys were partners on the Kurtz Bros. trucks a good many times. The stories that were told were mostly fun and uplifting except the time when Jerry's legs could hop over the cement medien to get the side of the road where diner was. Norm didn't quite make it and ended up with a bummed knee and broken rib. Norm and Jerry were very supportive of the Little and Senior League baseball teams and we spent a lot of hours sitting watchinig. Heaven will not be the same now as there is a lot of catching up going on I'm sure! Jerry will be missed desperately by his wife, kids and grandkids. But, he is not far away; he's watching everything from a different angle is all! It is baby steps every day, day by day. God bless!

Helen and Mike McCoy

March 8, 2019

Dear Lyda, Nicole and Dixon Family,
May you find strength in the love of family and the warm embrace of friends today and in the days to come.
We are sorry for your loss and wish you our deepest condolences and prayers of friendship and comfort.
Helen & Mike McCoy

Mr and Mrs Terry McGary and Family

March 8, 2019

Lyda and Family....
So sorry for your loss.. sending our prayers and sympathy to all your family.. May the Good Lord and the Angels above take good care of this man. He was a great Husband - Father and Grandfather..... Love you all Terry - Carol and Family....

Michael Rumsky

March 7, 2019

We are so sorry to hear about Jerry. We send our sympathy at your time of sadness.
With sympathy, Mike and Diane