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Patrick Dempsey "Pat" Dixon

November 8, 1929 ~ September 11, 2019 (age 89)

Mr. Patrick Dempsey “Pat” Dixon, 89 of Blackshear, passed away Wednesday afternoon, September 11, 2019, at his residence.

Born in Patterson, GA on November 8, 1929, he had lived in Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, and Plantation, Florida for many years before moving back to Pierce County in 1994.  Mr. Dixon was a 1947 graduate of Patterson High School and in 1951 enlisted in the US Army where he had been a cook.  While in Florida, Mr. Dixon built numerous custom homes and would continue to do so after returning to Pierce County.  After retiring from the construction business you could find him on the golf course – a hobby he completely enjoyed!  He also enjoyed gardening and cooking, especially bbq for which he had created his own bbq sauce.  Mr. Dixon was a charter member of the Plantation Elks Lodge.

He was a son of the late Daniel & Sally Rentha Chancey Dixon.  He was also preceded in death by his wife, Jeanette Flora “Jeannie” Bales Dixon; five sisters, Gladys Dixon, Clara Prescott, Belle Strickland, Josie Missouri Dixon, and Vera Dixon; and all 12 of his brothers, John Riley Dixon, Oden Dixon, Lewis Dixon, R. L. Dixon, James Dixon, Earl Dixon, Eugene Dixon, Dennis Dixon, Claude Dixon, Walter Dixon, William Lloyd Dixon, and Lester Dixon.

Survivors include his two daughters and sons-in-law, Karen & Tom Molitor of Charlotte, NC and Janet & David Chancey of Blackshear; 3 granddaughters, Blakely (Luke) Bellamy of Charleston, SC, Brooke Molitor of Gainesville, FL, and Angel Chancey of Blackshear; his great granddaughter, Bales Hyde Bellamy; a sister, Betty Dixon of Patterson; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Funeral services for Mr. Dixon will be held Saturday morning, September 14, 2019, at 11:00 o’clock from the Pearson-Dial Chapel.

Visitation will be held Saturday morning at the funeral home from 9:30 until 11.

Interment will be in the Enon Cemetery.

Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online register at

Pearson-Dial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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