Patrick Dempsey 'Pat’ Dixon

Patrick Dempsey “Pat” Dixon, 89, of Blackshear, passed away Wednesday afternoon, September 11, 2019, at his residence.

Born in Patterson, November 8, 1929, he had lived in Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, and Plantation, FL for many years before moving back to Pierce County in 1994. He was a 1947 graduate of Patterson High School and in 1951 enlisted in the U.S. Army where he had been a cook.  While in Florida, he built numerous custom homes and would continue to do so after returning to Pierce County. After retiring from the construction business you could find him on the golf course – a hobby he completely enjoyed! He also enjoyed gardening and cooking, especially BBQ for which he had created his own BBQ sauce. He was a charter member of the Plantation Elks Lodge.

He was a son of the late Daniel and Sally Rentha Chancey Dixon. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Jeanette Flora “Jeannie” Bales Dixon; five sisters, Gladys Dixon, Clara Prescott, Belle Strickland, Josie Missouri Dixon and Vera Dixon and all 12 of his brothers, John Riley Dixon, Oden Dixon, Lewis Dixon, R. L. Dixon, James Dixon, Earl Dixon, Eugene Dixon, Dennis Dixon, Claude Dixon, Walter Dixon, William Lloyd Dixon and Lester Dixon.

Survivors include his two daughters and sons-in-law, Karen and Tom Molitor, Charlotte, NC and Janet and David Chancey, Blackshear; three granddaughters, Blakely (Luke) Bellamy, Charleston, SC, Brooke Molitor, Gainesville, FL, and Angel Chancey, Blackshear; his great-granddaughter, Bales Hyde Bellamy; a sister, Betty Dixon, Patterson and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Visitation will be held from 9:30-11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at the funeral home.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, from the Pearson-Dial Chapel.

Interment will be in the Enon Cemetery.

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Pearson-Dial Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.

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