Richard E Dixon

Richard E. Dixon, 86, was born in Marion on March 28, 1933 to the late Harry and Gertrude (Griffith) Dixon. He passed away on Thursday, September 19, 2019 at Miller’s Merry Manor, Marion.

Richard was a graduate of Marion High School and then enlisted in the United States Navy and was honorably discharged in 1957. He trained with Indiana Bell in Indianapolis and was employed with Indiana Bell in Planning, Design and Engineering from 1961-1991. Richard loved to play multiple different string instruments and could often be found entertaining family and friends. He enjoyed problem solving and there was never anything he could not fix.

He is survived by his children, Randy Dixon and Greg Dixon, both of Jacksonville, Florida; Melody Dixon, Marion; Sandy (Charlie) Rogers, Brownsville; brothers, George Dixon and Thomas (Dee) Dixon, all of Marion; sister, Rose Nelson, Marion; significant other, Yvonne Hiles, Marion; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.

Richard is also preceded in death by his wife, Rosanna (Fields) Dixon; brothers, Allen Dixon; Ronnie Dixon; Gary Dixon; David Dixon.

The funeral will be held at 11 am on Monday, September 23, 2019 in Owen-Weilert-Duncan Funeral Home, Marion Chapel, 2722 South Washington Street, Marion, Indiana with Pastor Chuck Vernon officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in Grant Memorial Park Cemetery. Preferred memorials to Alzheimer’s Association, 50 East 91st Street Suite 100, Indianapolis, Indiana 46240.


Interment Location: Section C Lot 204 Space 1.