NORMAN, Okla. — Charles Wayne Dixon, 86, died on March 20, 2017. Born on Dec. 18, 1930, in Dill City, Okla., he was the son of Hurl Charles and Odessa (Bookout) Dixon. Charles grew up in Dill City, Okla., graduating from Dill City High School, where he played baseball and basketball. After high school Charles joined the Marines and fought in the Korean War. After his service he proudly joined the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Charles was a “man’s man” who loved working with his hands. He enjoyed all types of fishing and working in his yard. He was an accomplished woodworker, with his preferred tool being the scroll saw. He and his wife loved traveling, driving all over the nation and up into Canada. Though he preferred driving to his destinations, he made an exception to visit Hawaii.
Charles was a 32nd degree Mason of Lodge 15 in Great Bend. He was also a Noble in the Midian Shrine Temple.
Survivors include his wife Shirley Dixon of the home; son Kelly Dixon of Cordell, Okla.; daughter Leah Jones and husband Nick of Cordell, Okla.; son Charles Dixon and wife Jennifer of Great Bend; stepson Terry Wadley of Norman, Okla.; sister Patsy Martin of Amarillo, Texas; special nephew Lonnie Lemmon; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, a niece, nephews, extended family, and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Verna Mae Smith.
A graveside celebration of Charles’ life will take place at 10 a.m. Friday, March 24, at Resthaven Memory Gardens, 500 SW 104th Street, Oklahoma City, with Marine military honors. Share condolences and memories of Charles at www.tribute.care.
Funeral arrangements provided by
Tribute Memorial Care**
708 24th Ave NW
Norman, OK 73069
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune. March 24, 2017