Donald L. Dixon (1921 - 2015)

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Donald L. Dixon, 93, Kane, formerly of Smethport, went to be with his Lord and Savior Friday, June 12, 2015, at the Lutheran Home at Kane.
Born June 23, 1921, in DuBois, he was a son of the late Luther Luzrene and Frances Rose Shivie Dixon. On Aug. 23, 1947, in Kane, he married Wilda Genevieve Ishman. She preceded him in death Sept. 1, 2014.
Mr. Dixon was a 1938 graduate of Sandy Township High School. He worked at the railroad roundhouse and also for the highway department, both in DuBois. His love of trains led him to be a model train enthusiast. He used his attic for his model display. He then attended and graduated from the Nyack Missionary College of Nyack, N.Y., in 1947. He and his wife Wilda then moved to Smethport where he became pastor of the Christian Missionary Alliance Church. He served there as pastor for five years and then went to work in Emporium, at North American Philips Co., retiring in 1982 after 35 years of employment.
Donald was a member of the Christian Missionary Alliance Church of Smethport and had a special interest in supporting many missionaries in several countries.
He is survived by: one brother: John Charles Dixon of Zanesville, Ohio; and several nieces, nephews and many great and great-great nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by a sister, Bernadine Wimmer; and a nephew, Robert Dixon.
Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 16, in Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes Inc., 2 Bank St., Smethport, where funeral and committal services will begin at 1 p.m., with the Rev. Steve Heath, pastor of the Christian Missionary Alliance Church of Smethport, officiating. Burial will be in the Highland Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the Christian Missionary Alliance Church, Pine and E. Water St., Smethport, PA 16749 or the Lutheran Home at Kane, PA, 100 High Point Dr., Kane, PA 16735. Online condolences may be made at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com.
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Smethport, PA 16749
(814) 887-5565
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Published in The Courier Express from June 15 to June 16, 2015