U.S. Army (Ret.) Lt. Col. John Charles Dixon

January 14, 1924June 21, 2013

U.S. Army (Ret.) Lt. Col John Charles Dixon

January 14, 1924 -June 21, 2013

Cataula, GA- U.S. Army (Ret.) Lt. Colonel John Charles Dixon, 89, of Cataula, GA, passed away on June 21, 2013.

Funeral services for Lt. Colonel John Charles Dixon will be held 11:00am, Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in Columbus with Pastor Eric Estes officiating. Interment will follow in Fort Mitchell National Cemetery with full Military Honors rendered, according to Striffler-Hamby Mortuary 4071 Macon Road Columbus. Visitation for Colonel Dixon will be from 6-8pm, on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at the funeral home.

Colonel Dixon was born January 14, 1924 to the late John Charles Dixon, Sr. and Lilian B. Dixon. In addition to his parents Colonel Dixon was preceded in death by his first wife Mary L. Dixon. Colonel Dixon served his country in the United States Army he was a veteran of World War II, Korean War, and the Vietnam Conflict. His civilian career included Teacher at Kendrick High school, Columbus High School, Managing Broker at Showcase Realty. He then served as Post Quarter Master at Fort Benning until his retirement.

Survivors include his beloved wife Janell H. Dixon, his children, Terri (Larry) Davis, Becky (John) Chapman, John Dixon, III, Jim (Kris) Dixon, and his beloved daughter, Kathleen Dixon, eight grandchildren, step children, Danice Justice, Trina (Jeff) Macon, Tracy (John) Thompson, Brenda (Dawne) Scott, Cathryn (Phil) Goodwin, Carolyn (Col.Chris Martin), and Angela Dennis, sixteen grandchildren, and twenty three great-grandchildren. Special friend Bishop Barbara Shepherd of Words of Wisdom Church.

Flowers and online condolences may be offered at


  • Visitation Tuesday, June 25, 2013
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, June 26, 2013

U.S. Army (Ret.) Lt. Col. John Charles Dixon

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July 29, 2013

Jim, I am sorry to hear of your families loss. I don't know if this is who I am thinking but when I knew you, you went by James. You and my brother Butch Ikner were very close friends. I know of loss since Butch has been gone now for 5 years. I pray your family cherishes the memories as we have. Thoughts and prayers for you all.

Christine (Ikner) Bushman

Helen Quinn

June 28, 2013

Janell & Family: Wishing you hope in the midst of sorrow, comfort in the midst of pain. With deepest sympathy.

Jim Dixon

June 26, 2013

Know that in times such as these, we may find ourselves questioning "why" or "why me" but, know that God chooses the event, time and place for His actions. John (my dad, your husband) is part of His master plan and I am sure that there is a place in that plan for you too. So, if there is any comfort that I could share with you, it would be that; he is without pain, his family in heaven has grown astronomically and he will be looking over you and your future. Kris and I will keep you and your family in our prayers and we pray that your grieving allows you to reflect on the good of what God has done and what He has planned. Kris and Jim Dixon

Cathy Packard

June 26, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of sorrow. Mr. Dixon was a wonderful man and a great friend to my parents, Matthew and Gloria Nenadic. He will be missed.

Terry Gumbert

June 25, 2013

Years ago, John taught me the science of real estate,became my Broker, but more importantly, became a friend. His sense of humor and joy of life helped all of us deal with the every day stresses of the business world. He will be missed but not forgotten.

Beth Brewer Martin

June 25, 2013

John,III - I am sorry to hear about your Dad. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I haven't talked with you in a long time but wonder how you are doing. Call if you want to talk.

Judy (Young) Brogna

June 25, 2013

I'm so sorry for your loss. Mr. Dixon was my History teacher at KHS in 1972/3. He was a huge influence and a kind man.

Glen Thomason

June 25, 2013

Col. Dixon drew the short straw and got stuck teaching Columbus High's first Data Processing class in 1976-77. With grace and flare, he struggled through inoperative equipment, lack of equipment and unruly students. In true military fashion he overcame. He had us think like computers, wiring boards creating punch cards and actually write a program for our final exam. Col. Dixon made a lasting impression on my life and was one of the best teachers I ever had. I will always be grateful. My sympathy and prayers go out for his family & friends. Rest in peace Colonel.


June 25, 2013


Johnnie and Hubert Coston

June 25, 2013


It's so very hard to understand when God allows someone to come into our lives, capture our hearts, and become a living, breathing, loving part of who we are, and then takes them from us, leaving us broken and incomplete. The hole left in our hearts seems to be so vast that our minds cannot comprehend that our loving Heavenly Father is capable of taking that broken heart and filling the void with his everlasting love.

I never had the pleasure of knowing John personally, but I did know of your immeasurable love for him, which tells me that he was one of a kind to be worthy of your love and loyalty.

My prayer for you in the next few days, weeks, and months is that God will add to your already extraordinary strength and bring you comfort - at least as much as is possible right now. He will never leave you nor will He forsake you . . . He promised.

Much love, many hugs, and sincere prayers.