DIXON, THOMAS C., JR. - age 79, of Vonore, passed away 8:38 p.m. Thursday, October 31, 2013 at Blount Memorial Hospital. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was the owner/operator of Dixon Printing for over 30 years. He was a lifelong member of Oakland United Methodist Church, Greenback. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, papaw and friend. He always loved joking, telling stories and pulling pranks. Printing and working was his life; always wanting to do for others. He loved watching the Vols. Preceded in death by parents, Thomas C., Sr. and Mary Dixon; siblings, Joe, John, Elmer, Ruth and Charles Dixon. Survivors: wife of 53 years, Barbara Dixon; son and daughter-in-law, Russ and Tabatha Dixon, of Vonore; granddaughter, Isabella Burris; special friends, Donovan Delancy, Jay Strickland; sisters, Margaret Shudan and husband Joe, Mary Nelle Beeler, Sue Bass, Mattie Keener and husband Wendell; brother, Randall Dixon and wife, Gloria. Funeral 2:00 p.m. Monday, Oakland United Methodist Church, Rev. Stephen Yeaney officiating. Interment in church cemetery. Family will receive friends 5:00-7:00 p.m. Sunday at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Madisonville.
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Published in Knoxville News Sentinel on Nov. 2, 2013