Woodstock Funeral Home

8855 Main Street, Woodstock, GA


Stephen Handy Dix Jr.

March 24, 1923July 22, 2020

Stephen Handy Dix, Jr., the eldest of two children was born on March 24th, 1923 to Stephen Handy Dix, Sr. father and Juanita E. Dix mother. Stephen was born in Manhattan, New York.

Stephen had many accomplishments throughout his life. He served honorably in the United States Army during World War 2. He was awarded the American Campaign Medal. World War 2 Victory Medal and Good Conduct Medal. He is a life-time member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of New York City. Stephen had a love for model trains and jazz music. One of Stephen's favorite pasttimes was spending time with his grandson attending his in-line skating meets, baseball games, and a few of his football games.

Stephen achieved a Bachelor of Science Degree from Columbia University in New York City. He had a successful career as Clerk of Court in the New York City Foster Care Judicial System.

Stephen married Joyce Marie Vaughn on October 18, 1981. He is preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Dix; sister Portia Dix; mother, Juanita Dix and father, Stephen Handy Dix, Sr.

Stephen leaves to celebrate his life his children, Juanita Vaughn and Albert Conner, Jr.; Kristina M. Vaughn; Raphael Dix; Mable Hartridge-Dix; grandson, John-Stephen H. Vaughn; sister-in-law, Birdie M. Presley and Linda Presley-Beauford. A host of nieces and nephews; Christopher Damon Sams; Christopher De'Undre Sams; D'Andre Owensby; Kenydi Aaron; Chyna Sams; Jennifer Presley-Sanders and Alena E. Presley.

Stephen Handy Dix, Jr. will be laid to rest at the Georgia National Cemetery, Canton, Georgia.

To view the livestream of the Committal Service, please click the link below at 1:30 PM on Wednesday, July 28, 2020. https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1465481930310817


  • Graveside Service

    Wednesday, July 29, 2020



Stephen Handy Dix Jr.

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Christopher Sams

July 29, 2020

I remember Uncle Steve and my Step-Dad James Sanders (Satch) would listen to Jazz for hours and be in a zone, enjoying the moment.
I remember saying to myself; I can't get into that music like that. Now that i'm older, I enjoy some good Jazz.
Memories are priceless.

Christopher Sams

July 29, 2020

I remember Uncle Steve and my Step-Dad James Sanders (Satch) would listen to Jazz and be in their own zone for hours. I used to say to myself; I could never listen to that music. Now that i'm older I catch myself in that same zone while listening to some good Jazz.
Memories are wonderful.

Christopher Sams

July 29, 2020

Too many really! But they were the subtle ones. Like he was quiet and aunt Joyce was front and center but when he did talk I was sure to listen and it was pretty much a laughter about something that happened and maybe a comment afterwards.

The van rides taking John-Stephen to his meets and how everyone would always acknowledge him when we were out!

Those memories of walking in the house and his facial expressions of how big I've gotten... to the most recent memories of him saying "Are you big Chris or little Chris" lol and I'd say I'm little Chris uncle Steve and he'd give that same face as if he was more shocked that either one he remembered who I was or two still amazed as how big I've gotten!

Alena Presley

July 28, 2020

I’m sad that Uncle Steve is no longer with us, but I know we all have so many precious memories that he has left behind. I will always remember how he looked out for me and my sister and made sure we made it to school when living in Queens, NY. We could always count on him, I thank God that he played a big role in my childhood. He was so loving and I can still hear his infectious laugh.

Rest in peace Uncle Steve.


Linda Presley-Beauford

July 28, 2020

I thank God for the blessing of my brother-in-law for the past forty years. Steve was a prestigious & respectful man full of dignity, generosity & love. He took wonderful care of the family and was always there to listen and not judge. He loved Jazz and enjoyed the serenity & fascinating rhythm to calm his soul. He treated our daughters as if they were his own and kept a photo of them (the girls) on his desk. Steve told me that he loved to hear the laughter and sound of my voice whenever I called. This precious gift will always bring a smile to my face and grace to my heart.

Linda Marie Presley-Beauford

Jennifer Presley-Sanders

July 28, 2020

Dear Family,

I was so blessed to have uncle Steve in my life. He was an excellent role model and the epitome of a humble man. I have such fond memories of uncle Steve driving my sister and I to school when we lived in Queens, New York. Uncle Steve will remain a pillar in my life and I will forever cherish god placing him in my life.

Jennifer Presley-Sanders (Niece)

Tommy & Anissa Brown

July 27, 2020

Sweet Juanita,
WE are sending love, prayers, and giant hugs. You have been such a blessing to your Dad. He will certainly be missed but remembered for countless things... especially for serving his country with honor, his kind disposition, his unfailing humor, and showering his precious children and grandchildren with love. Please know that you and your family have our heartfelt condolences, and we will be here for you and lifting you up with prayers.
We love you!
Tommy & Anissa
The Entire HMC family