Mr. Jackie Melvin “Jack” Dixon, 82 of Blackshear, passed away Friday evening, July 19, 2019 at the Hospice Satilla Hospice House following a courageous battle with cancer.
Born in Blackshear, GA on February 8, 1937, he had lived in Jacksonville, FL for many years before moving back to Pierce County in 2002. Mr. Dixon was a 1955 graduate of Blackshear High School where he helped lead the Blackshear Tigers Basketball team to the state finals. He retired from ADT Security in Jacksonville after 44 years of service. Mr. Dixon was a member of Youmans Chapel Baptist Church and enjoyed farming and traveling, especially to the mountains. Mr. Dixon dearly loved his family and always looked forward to having family gatherings but his greatest joy was having his precious grandchildren around.
He was a son of the late Carlos Mack & Tassie Stella Prescott Dixon. He was also preceded in death by a granddaughter, Rachel Traxler; and his brother, Jimmy Dixon.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Jean Freeman Dixon of Blackshear; three daughters and a son-in-law, Tina Dixon of Blackshear, and Toni Weber and Tonda & Dan Kelley all of Jacksonville; his son and daughter-in-law, Joel & Amy Dixon of Blackshear; three sisters, Doris (J.W.) Womble of Waycross, Mary Lou (Romano) Benedetti of Reno, NV, and Willie Mae Dixon of Blackshear; a sister-in-law, Lorene Dixon of Waycross; 8 grandchildren, Danielle (Curt) Henderson, Tara (Glynn) Watson, Tiffany (Brandon) Shinn, Julian Kelley, Jackie Kelley, Chelsea (Garrett) Wilson, Justin Dixon, and Halle Dixon; 8 great grandchildren, Shaun Traxler, Connor Traxler, Ryan Pressler, Raelin Shinn, Wyatt Henderson, Aubriana Henderson, Piper Watson, and Silas Watson; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
Funeral services for Mr. Dixon will be held Sunday afternoon, July 21, 2019, at 4:00 o’clock from the Youmans Chapel Baptist Church.
Interment will be in the Enon Cemetery.
Visitation will be held Sunday afternoon from 2 until 4 at Youmans Chapel Baptist Church.
Memorials may be made to the Hospice Satilla Hospice House, 811 Beacon St., Waycross, GA 31501
The family would like to thank all of the staff at Hospice Satilla for not only all of their love and care shown to Mr. Dixon and the family but also for going above and beyond to see that their needs were met.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online register at www.pearsondial.com.
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of the arrangements.