Thursday, August 13, 2009

George Dixon (September 14, 1920 - August 9, 2009)

Mr. George Dixon, age 88 of Greenville, Ohio passed away on Sunday August 9, 2009 at 7:04 PM at Rest Haven Nursing Home, Greenville, Ohio. He was born September 14, 1920 in Winchester, Indiana the son of the late George & Pearl (Spencer) Dixon.

He served in the Army during World War II serving as a medic on the beaches of Normandy, at the Battle of the Bulge, and survived the sinking of the vessel Susan B. Anthony. He received a Bronze Star for his service. His occupation was route sales. As a young child he was prolific in Ciphering. He was a member of the Western Ohio Woodworking Club, Leisure Club, and was an avid woodworker.

He is preceded in death by his parents; Wife: Elsbeth Dixon on December 29, 2008; Grandson: Sgt. Steven P. King; Brother: Arthur Dixon; Sisters: Mabel Crumrine, Stella Unger.

He is survived by his Daughters & son in law: Sandra King of Greenville, Lin & Jeff Roberts of Greenville; Grandchildren & Spouse: Skye Roberts, Chelsea & Randy Preston; Great Grandson: Steven Lonnie King; Step Great Grandson: Cole Preston; Sisters: Elberta Warren of Greenville, Betty Dixon of Richmond, Indiana.

Services will be held on Thursday August 13, 2009 at 11:00 AM at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Rick Mowry & Pastor Mike Roberts officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery, Fort Jefferson, Ohio. Family will receive friends from 5:00 to 8:00 PM on Wednesday August 12, 2009. Full military services will be conducted by the Greenville Veterans Honor Guard. Memorial Contributions may be made to Honor Flight Attn: Tom O’Neal 300 E. Auburn, Ave Springfield, Ohio 45505.