He was born on July 7, 1946, at Parsons to Raymond and Ruth (Tunget) Dixon. He grew up at Parsons and attended Service Valley and Labette County schools. He graduated from Labette County High School in 1964.
He worked for the city of Parsons in the street department. He later worked as a patrolman at Lake Parsons and at the water treatment plant. He retired in 1999.
He enjoyed camping, fishing, gardening, the outdoors, Elvis Presley and his grandchildren. He collected Elvis memorabilia. He wrote songs and had one produced called “God Came Last Night.” He attended the Church of God.
Survivors include a son, Jerry A. Dixon Jr., and his wife, Tina, of Parsons; two daughters, Ruth Haile and her husband, Mike, of Parsons and Addie Garretson, and her fiance, Randy Taylor, of Fort Scott; eight grandchildren, Ashley Wolgamott, Amanda Haile, Michael Haile, Dalton Dixon, Alyssa Dixon, Allie Maffei, Taylor Bargen and Travis Hallam Jr.; a great-grandson, Jase Blackburn; and three sisters, Carol Colvin, Jean Samples and Kay Pratt, all of Parsons.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Ed Dixon.
The graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Oakwood Cemetery. Burial will follow. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Carson-Wall Funeral Home.
Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association or to the American Cancer Society and may be left at or mailed to the funeral home, 112 N. 26th St., P.O. Box 942, Parsons, 67357.
Online condolences may be left at www.wallfuneralservices.com.