Services for Bill Jordan Dixon, 81, of Gause will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, in Milam County Cowboy Church in Rockdale. Burial will follow in Liberty Cemetery near Milano. Pastors Lance Lombard and Greg Spears will officiate.
Mr. Dixon died Friday, Oct. 26, at his home.
He was born Nov. 23, 1930, in Albany to Joe and Gladys V. (Mitchell) Dixon.
Mr. Dixon was a graduate of Albany High School and attended Texas Christian University.
He was a Korean War veteran of the U.S. Army and received an honorable discharge as a corporal.
Mr. Dixon was a salesman and manager at Hughes Tool Co. and Drilco. He later owned Quality Drilling Tools located in Singapore. He sold his business and retired in 1991.
After retirement, he spent a lot of time in his motor home traveling America.
On Oct. 10, 1972, he married Vivian Mayo in Lovington, New Mexico. They lived in a number of places including Beirut, Lebannon, London, England, Singapore and Houston. He was a Gause resident for the past two years.
Mr. Dixon was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Gladys Dixon; his stepfather, Morris Tidmore; and a brother, Richard Hughes Dixon.
Survivors are his wife, Vivian Dixon of Gause; three sons, Randy Clay Dixon and Joni of Plano, Richard Kyle Dixon and Janet of Houston, Tracy Guy Dixon and Lisa of Spring; five grandchildren, Lindsey Bradley and husband Ryan, Lacey Wostal and husband Lance, Lisa Dixon, Becky Dixon and Jordan Dixon; and a sister, Ann Keefer of Albany.
Pal lbearers wi ll be Ryan Bradley, Ryan Wise, Daniel Shaw, Steven Wise, Rick Doelitch and Bill Graham.
Honorary pallbearers will be Ruel Martin, Stanley Fisher, Harold Lankford and James Anderle.
Memorial contributions may be made to Liberty Community Church, c/o Frances Gilliland, 4856 FM 3242, Cameron, TX 76520.