D. (Jim) DIXON

News Death Notice

DIXON, "Jim" D. 83, of Springfield, OH passed away at 10:05 p.m. Thursday, February 20, 2014 at Kindred Hospital in Dayton, OH following a sudden illness. Born August 12, 1930, in Van Wert, OH, he was the son of the late Harry P. and Nellie M. (McClain) Dixon. Preceding him in death was his wife Mary Catherine (Kotsanos) Yerian-Dixon, one brother Harry (Bonnie) Dixon and three sisters, Margaret (Clifford) Kline, Joanne (Robert) Harnish and Jane (Kenneth) Kimble. He is survived by his sister Gertrude (Carl) Rowland of Van Wert while his memory will be cherished by his two sons, Dennis (Dana) Dixon and Harry (Leann) Dixon, four grandchildren and nine great grandchildren and his many treasured friends. Mr. Dixon served one enlistment in the U. S. Army at El Paso, TX before returning home to establish a career and start a family. Like his father, he was fascinated with trains working for the Nickel Plate, New York Central and Penn Central Railroads before retiring from the Con-Rail System after 42years as an enthusiastic railroad locomotive operations engineer. He was most proud of his perfect safety record ensuring no crew member was injured during his watch. A dedicated family man, Jim was a loving husband, devoted father, supportive brother and loyal friend to many. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, trapping, going to auctions and especially his dearly beloved game of bowling where he skillfully earned numerous awards and trophies before taking a spot on the sidelines to enjoy watching his friends hone their skills, ready to offer advice and encouragement. Viewing will be held on Friday, February 28th from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. and Saturday, March 1st from 1:00-2:00 p.m. at JACKSON LYTLE & LEWIS LIFE CELEBRATION CENTER. Celebration of life will begin at 2:00p.m. on Saturday. His body will be cremated and later placed at a site yet to be determined. Flowers will be welcomed at the center or donations may be made to the family for later distribution to his charities. Condolences may be expressed at www.jacksonlytle.com


Funeral Home

Jackson, Lytle & Lewis Life Celebration Center
2425 North Limestone Street Springfield, OH 45503
(937) 399-2811

Published in Springfield News-Sun on Feb. 25, 2014