OBITUARY

Jerry Wallace Dixon

July 14, 1933April 28, 2019

Jerry (Hot Dog) Wallace Dixon, born July 14, 1933. Jerry passed in his sleep early Sunday morning April 28. Jerry’s 85 years were lived smiling, joking and lifting up everyone he came in contact with. Jerry’s Christian faith and positive attitude, made him a great Deacon, husband, father, grandfather and friend. Jerry loved the beach, golfing, family and his loving wife Dot most of all. Married 67 years, with three children, daughter Dawn Briley (Lynn), son’s Rick (Kennette) and Michael (Teresa). Jerry was proud grandfather to Colton, Schyler, McKenna, and Allie and leaves behind his dear sister, Gloria Dean Risner. Jerry was a Korean War Veteran serving on the carrier USS Oriskany. Jerry will be greatly missed by all his family and friends, but know all will see him once again on the other side. .

A Celebration of Life Service will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 2, 2019 from the Chapel of Mount Olivet Funeral Home with Rick Dixon and Lynn Briley officiating. Interment will follow the service in Historic Mount Olivet Cemetery, with Military Honors provided at Graveside. The family will receive friends from 11 o'clock in the morning until two o'clock in the afternoon on Thursday, May 2, 2019 at Mount Olivet Funeral Home.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, May 2, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Service Thursday, May 2, 2019

Memories

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Melanie (Warren) Williams

May 3, 2019

Mr. Dixon was always so kind and it was a joy growing up with his kids. I’m so so sorry for his passing but rejoice with y’all for his home-going.
Dawn, Ricky, Mike and Dot, you all are in my prayers. Love, Melanie
We have great memories!

Gloria Risner

April 30, 2019

Jerry, I will miss my big brother but I have the knowledge that y ou are now 100% excellent health. I will miss you so much.

Mike Mjehovich

April 30, 2019

Jerry Dixon was my friend for over 40 years. He and Dot took a liking to this ‘Yankee’ from California for reasons I still do not understand. Instead of adding to all the wonderful accolades friends and family are sure to use to describe this great man I’d rather share a story that illustrates the strength of his Christian faith and larger than life sense of humor. I apologize in advance to those who do not know the game of Racquetball however, I think you’ll appreciate the story regardless.

Jerry and I occasionally teamed up as doubles partners to play in a few Racquetball tournaments in the late 70’s-early 80’s. We were in the middle of a very close, highly competitive game when it became obvious one of the opposing players was intentionally crowding Jerry in order to impeding his ability to reach the ball when it was on his side of the court. This player’s actions were, at a minimum, unsportsmanlike like. In between points I raised my racquet in the air signaling to the referee I needed a minute to get ready for the upcoming serve. I walked over to Jerry who had a look of frustration on his face. He asked me ‘what should I do’. Without hesitation I told him to bury his next forehand shot into the guys backside (not exactly the words I used). He paused for a few seconds contemplating my suggestion. He then said ‘Mike, that’s not the Christian thing to do’. As the referee shouted down for us to play ball, Jerry leaned over to me with a very serious and determined look on his face and said, ‘YOU DO IT’. During the next sequence of play I delivered the message loud and clear because I would do anything for my fried Jerry, just as he would always do anything for me.
Rest in peace Hot Dog. I’m looking forward to our next doubles game assuming I make it to your new club.

Dawn Briley

April 29, 2019

Daddy you made me laugh harder than anyone. I will miss your humor and your love. ⚓️

Rick Pence

April 29, 2019

Jerry was a "Class Act". He was on heck of a racquetball player and taught me everything I knew about the game. He was always so Positive about all aspects of life. He loved Dottie as she was his "rock". He always was so proud of his children, Mike, Dawn and Rick, and also his grandchildren. He was such a Gentle Spirit and I admired him so much.
He will be missed but will be in great company with his Lord and Savior.
Rest in Peace Jerry!!! You are Loved.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY