Wesley Dixon Jr.
December 12, 1935 – November 5, 2018
Master Chief Petty Officer E-9, Wesley Dixon Jr. U.S. Navy, Retired, passed away on November 5, 2018 at the age of 82. Celebration of life: 10 am Monday November 19, 2018 at Laurel Land Chapel of Chimes. Visitation: 5 pm to 7 pm Sunday November 18, 208 at Laurel Land Funeral Home. Interment: DFW National Cemetery. With his 26 years of active naval service commenced on August, 27, 1954, and included service in Vietnam, in the area of operations. He rose through the enlisted ranks to Master Chief Gunner’s Mate Technician where he served at the Nuclear Weapons Training Group, Pacific as a Senior Nuclear Weapons Inspector. His broad range of experience in naval ordnances systems, uniquely qualified him to personally inspect, and train inspectors for a full range of air, surface, ground and underwater launched nuclear-capable weapons in the pacific inventory. The assignment as a Senior Inspector, being a critical field required extraordinary reliability and technical expertise. His keen insight and technical research contributed to many recommendations in the improvement of several training and publications in the field of nuclear weapons. He earned the following commendations: Navy Achievement Medal; Good Conduct Medal (five stars); Vietnam Service Medal (one star); China Service Medal; Vietnam Campaign Medal; Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal; Admiral Claude V. Ricketts Award; National Defense Service Award. Master Chief petty officer Dixon retired from the military on March 16, 1979 and made Fort Worth, Texas his home. After his military service, he worked for the United States postal service, where he held several technical positions and retired after 20 years of service. He was a devoted loving husband and family man. In his spare time he played the blues guitar at home and with the band, “The Blues People”. He was known for preparing the best barbeque on the southwest side of town and enjoyed cooking it for his family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Wesley Dixon Sr. & Mae-Retha Burks-Dixon. He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Dorothy Jean Dixon, his son, Derek Duane Dixon (aka Triple-D); Daughter’s Leslie Yvette Dixon; Lorena Rae Parks (Mark); Shawn-Wesley Edwards (grandson); his sisters, Ro-Jean Hunt, Diane Boyd, Marilyn Rose Wise and Eileen Frances Wise; brothers; William Anthony Wise; Mark Andre Wise and Marvin Ross Wise; Sister in law; Johnnie Mae Green; nephews; David Johnson and John Henry Brooks Jr.; niece; Enitra Mandisa Green and numerous cousins, friends and love ones.
- Visitation Sunday, November 18, 2018
- Funeral Service Monday, November 19, 2018
Wesley Dixon Jr.
November 19, 2018
Growing up, Dixon and Dorthy were my first example of true friendship. Our families were brought together by our fathers meeting in the Navy and becoming best friends. Later, the wives came, followed by the kids. The Dixon’s were, and always will be closer to our family than our blood relatives. Being part of your lives taught us the value of true friendship, patriotism, hard work, family values, protection, love of music and the sanctity of marriage. The memories of awesome Christmas’, Fourth of July fireworks, barbecues and just day to day life will forever be ingrained in my heart. You were truly my second dad.
November 15, 2018
It was an honor knowing Mr. Dixon as a young girl. Lorena n I met in the 5th grade, and instantly bonded. I spent MANY afternoons and evenings at the Dixon house, and even as a young girl I can remember the impact he made on me. Thru that young girls eyes I saw a proud man. A man that put GOD , FAMILY, n COUNTRY at the top of his priorities. He never said too much, ( we probably drove him crazy), but I could ALWAYS see the LOVE he had for his family in his eyes, by the way he looked at them. Especially Mrs. Dixon. They were quite a pair. A pair, that I truly believe when they united as one, God knew it would be for a lifetime. So, I just want to say “Thank You” Mr. Dixon, for ALWAYS being kind to me, and welcoming me into your home. Your kindness and generosity will NEVER be forgotten., as neither will your service to our country. May you REST IN PEACE..... until we meet again...... God bless the Dixon family, and I pray for peace and comfort for all of you during this sorrowful time of GREAT LOSS. Love you’ll ( LOS AMO MUCHO) ~Marisa Lerma Valadez