Billy Dixon

January 14, 1940 ~ December 10, 2018 (age 78)

Services will be 12noon Friday, December 21, 2018 at L.E. Black, Phillips and Holden Funeral Home for Mr. Billy Dixon who entered into eternal rest on December 10, 2018 at St. Elizabeth hospital with his wife and son by his side.  Mr. Dixon was born January 14, 1940 in Luverne, Alabama a son of John Wesley and Alberta Huffman Dixon. He came to the Youngstown area at the age of 18.  He worked for Sleep Rite Products Furniture Store for 34 years, starting out as a truck driver and working his way up to a furniture refinisher.  He was a former member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church where he sang in the male Chorus.  He was a Cub Scout and Boy Scout leader at the McGuffey Centre and Mt. Zion Baptist Church.  He received an award from McGuffey Centre for his leadership. He was also a member of Teamsters Local 377.   He and his wife were Foster parents to many children for ten years.  Mr. Dixon received an Honorary Coach Award for the Sons of Thunder Football Team of Mt. Calvary Pentecostal Church.  He enjoyed talking on his CB and was a former member of the Mill Creek CB club, his handle was “The Old Goat.”  He was an avid fisherman, he enjoyed watching Westerns and Fishing shows on T.V., he enjoyed working in his vegetable and flower gardens.  Mr. Dixon was a dedicated husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.            

He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife of 58 years, Girseal Jordan-Dixon; three children Roderick Lamar Dixon of California, Adrienne Dixon of Tucson, Arizona and Trenton Lee (Dolly) Dixon of Jacksonville, N.C.; three grand-children Trenika Ja’Nee  and Candice Lynn Dixon and Kaye Brigola; two great-grandchildren Ja’Najah Tyece McBride and Dominic Jo’Nell Dixon; three sisters: Nellie (Joseph)Parham and Mary Dixon of Luverne Ala. and  Ruby (Fred) Jones of Rutledge, Ala.; a brother Henry Wilson of Fort Pierce, FL.; a host of nieces and nephews and a God-Child whom he adored Raymond Rue.                                                

  Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his brothers, twins John Joe L. and Jay L.; his twin Bobby, John William, Willie Albert and Leroy; and one sister Betty.  Friends may call one hour prior to the services 11:00am-12 noon at the funeral home with services starting promptly at 12noon.

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