VANCEBORO – Mr. Jerry "Joe" Dixon, 77, died Wednesday, May 21, 2014.
A graveside service will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. in the Epworth United Methodist Church Cemetery with Masonic Rites. Mr. Dixon, a native of Pitt County, was a lifelong resident of Craven County. For 25 years, he was employed with Burroughs Wellcome Pharmaceuticals. He was a member of the Vanceboro Masonic Lodge No. 433 A.F. & A.M., and was also a member of Epworth United Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Guy and Dora Haddock Dixon; sister, Evon Purser; and a brother, David Dixon. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Jeanette Reel Dixon; son, Joey Dixon and wife, Paula, of Vanceboro; granddaughter, Emily Dixon; and step-grandson, Trey Garris and wife, Jessica.
The family will receive friends Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Wilkerson Funeral Home in Vanceboro.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Epworth United Methodist Church, in c/o Sharon Bland, 305 Bay Bush Rd., Vanceboro, NC 28586.
Online condolences at www.wilkersonfuneralhome.com.