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OBITUARY

Paul Brian Dixon

December 14, 1973May 13, 2020

Paul Brian Dixon age 46, beloved husband, father, son and brother, passed peacefully on May 13, 2020, at home. Paul preceded in death by his mother Virginia, leaves behind wife Cara, daughter Kylie, father Paul, brother Michael (Amy) and aunts JoAnn and Nikki, Paul was a graduate of Ferrum College where he studied history and went on to teach and coach in Chesterfield County Public Schools. Wrestling was a passion of Paul’s during his high school years and that passion was passed on to the athletes that he coached. He instilled in those athletes that your best would lead you to success. Details of a celebration of Paul’s life will be shared at a later date.

  • FAMILY

  • Virginia, Mother (deceased)
  • Cara, Wife
  • Kylie, Daughter
  • Paul, Father
  • Michael, Brother
  • Amy, Sister-in-law
  • JoAnn, Aunt
  • Nikki, Aunt

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Erin Durham

May 29, 2020

even though I graduated a year ago . 2019. I still remember you and the hard times we gave each other.
I’ll never forget those times you helped me get through the year, you pushed me to be better! And believe in me.
After graduation I was lost because I HAD NO ONE TO ARGUE WITH!!!

Love you Mr. D,

The Terrible 1. Of 2


I’ll never forget you mr. d

Da’Nasia Brown

May 28, 2020

My favorite memory with mr.dixon is all of them .no matter how he was feeling he always put the kids first ,mad ,sad or anything he really loved us !my first day in high school he made it the best !!!he always let me talk to him about anything I’m really going to miss you and watch over me .when we go back to school all im going to think about is you ,I’m going to make sure I’m good !

Matt Blowers

May 28, 2020

Coach Dixon was my high school wrestling coach for my senior year at Atlee. He offered me a job as his assistant a few months after I graduated and I am so glad I didn't turn him down. If I had I would never have gotten to know such a stand up, do anything for you friend . He had a great sense of humor.
I'd spend hours in car rides to tournaments with him him laughing hysterically at stories I'd heard 2, 3 , 10 times before. A lot of people have mentioned how he loved his wrestlers and I can attest to that. He really did. He went above and beyond his coaching duties. He did things for them after they graduated that showed them that he didn't just value them for their athletic ability. He truly cared about them. I know he had a lasting positive impact on my life and many more students, wrestlers, friends, and family on top of that. I am so sorry to hear about this but so grateful to have known him.

Shelby Watkins

May 28, 2020

Mr.Dixon I've only kbow him for a short while but he helped me through a lot and I am crying bc he will never know how much I looked up to him...

Jean Draper

May 28, 2020

I am deeply saddened to learn of Paul’s passing. I taught at Atlee with him and we became good friends while helping one special wrestler through a rough time his junior and senior year. Every wrestler I taught told me that Coach Dixon told them he and I worked as a team to make sure they behaved and passed my class. We had some great belly laughs telling jokes and stories, and also deep and caring conversations about how to help students. He is in my heart, as are his family, friends, and wrestlers.

George Herring

May 27, 2020

I am so sad and shocked over Paul’s passing. I taught at Atlee with Paul. We shared many laughs in the workroom many of us shared for lunch and planning. I laughed so much with Paul. Oh man, he’d get so worked up about things too...I remember this time when he got in an online fight with a testing agency because he put questions he found online at another school on his own website. He got dinged for copyright and was just fit to be tied. It was literally the thing we talked about for a week. What a personality! God Bless his family and our Atlee family. I’m in CA now but Atlee and Paul have never left my heart.

Amy Vanlandingham

May 26, 2020

I had Mr.Dixon my sophomore year for world history and genuinely loved being in his classroom. Not only was he passionate and interested in his subject, we had so much fun joking around with him and hearing him tell stories. I became a high school history teacher, in large part, because of his classroom. I am so saddened to hear of his passing, he touched so many lives.

Brianne Baudean

May 26, 2020

I’m so shocked and saddened to learn Mr. Dixon passed away. He was my 10th grade history teacher at Atlee and truly one of the best teachers I ever encountered. He made history so fun and was more than willing to answer my endless questions and research the ones he didn’t know. He cared deeply for his students and is a person I can confidently say inspired me to be a teacher. I am so sorry that more students won’t get to learn from him and be encouraged by him.

Ron Tuzzo

May 26, 2020

Paul was a great teacher and coach. I worked with him at Monacan High. He had such disciplined and admiration for the athletes he worked with and showed all of them his great caring personality.
It is a shame others will not have him as their coach. I respected his comments and way he carried himself. May he rest in peace!

Melissa Brown

May 26, 2020

Paul and I used to prank each other at Attlee. I remember spending the bulk of one planning period emptying his TAB through a pin hole so he would find an empty, unopened can in the fridge. He retaliated by putting a handful of mouse droppings on my desk!🤣
I last spoke with him in February. I know he will miss his daughter . He was so proud of the young person she was.

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