Our beloved Robert Arthur Dixon passed from this life on Saturday, July 13, 2013, in Simi Valley, Calif.
Robert was born February 19, 1934, in Calvin, Okla. He came to California in 1940, living in various locales around the state, with the majority of his adult life spent in Ventura County.
Robert was a special and unique individual, touching the lives of many. He was an unforgettable man; most people who knew Robert even briefly, never forgot his warm ways and infectious smile. Robert had an insightful and wonderful way of looking at the world; optimism, forgiveness, affection, humor, generosity, appreciation and gratitude were hallmarks of his captivating personality.
Robert spent many years working for the Arc Foundation in both Ventura and Kern Counties. He made many friends there; just as he did everywhere he went. He enjoyed many things in life, not the least of which was bowling for the Special Olympics, watching football, music, movies, games, comic books, collecting hats, gatherings of family and friends, and giving to others.
Robert is survived by his brother-in-law, Phil Crow, and niece, Candace Crow, both of Ventura; his sister, Shirley Brown of Oxnard; as well as a large extended family and many friends and admirers. He was the eldest child of Jesse F. Dixon and Jessie S. Linker Dixon, and was preceded in death by them. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Eugene Dixon; and sister, Janet Dixon Crow.
Robert was a fine example of what it means to find pleasure and happiness in the little things in life; he was a great inspiration to many. While his absence will be keenly felt and he will be terribly missed, his presence and legacy are gifts that will always be cherished.
Visitation will be from 4 until 8 p.m., Wednesday, July 17, 2013, at the Ted Mayr Funeral Home, 3150 Loma Vista Road, Ventura. Graveside services will take place Thursday, July 18, 2013, 11:30 a.m., at Ivy Lawn Memorial Park, where Robert will be laid to rest next to his beloved parents and sister.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Robert's honor to ARC-Ventura County, 5103 Walker Street, Ventura, Calif. 93003.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Ted Mayr Funeral Home. Condolences may be left at TedMayrFuneralHome.com.