Robert Lee Dixon, 78, of Blackshear, passed away Wednesday evening, July 29, 2020, at the Hospice Satilla Hospice House in Waycross, following an extended illness. He was surrounded by his loving family.
Born November 30, 1941 in Blackshear, he was a son of the late Alvin Alonzo and Zoie Davis Dixon. He lived all of his life in Pierce County and was retired as a boilermaker with Local 26 in Savannah.
He was an avid hunter and fisherman, a member of the Pierce County Hunting Club, the Pierce County Fox Hunters Association, the National Rifle Association and enjoyed the fellowship and eating with the “Odean’s Breakfast Club”. He was of the Primitive Baptist faith.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy Campbell and two brothers, Alonzo Dixon and Raymond Dixon.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Janice Hickox Dixon, Blackshear; three children, Curtis Dixon (wife Dana), Tonya Dixon Curl and Tyler Dixon (wife Becky), all of Blackshear; five grandchildren, Curt Dixon Jr., Chloe Dixon, Ella Dixon, Emma Curl and Mallory Curl, all of Blackshear; a sister, Rosa Sale, Jacksonville, FL; a brother, Phillip Morris Dixon (wife Diane), Blackshear and several nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be held from 3-4 p.m. Sunday, August 2, at the Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, August 2, from the Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church with Elder Daniel Drawdy officiating.
Interment will follow in the Shiloh Cemetery.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing online at www.hartfh.com.
Hart Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.