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William J. Dixon, Sr.

Mr. William Jarvis Dixon, Sr., age 85, a resident of River Road, Washington, died Tuesday, March 20, 2018, at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville.

A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, March 24, 2018, in the Chapel of Paul Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington, conducted by Pastor Bruce Kimbrel. Burial will follow in Pamlico Memorial Gardens, Washington.

The following will serve as pallbearers: Brian Ingalls, Tim Melton, Jerry Dixon, Mark Dixon, Marty Martin and Tony Dixon.

Mr. Dixon was born in Pitt County on April 12, 1932. He was the son of the late Wesley Garfield Dixon and Nettie Maybelle Elks Dixon. Mr. Dixon served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a retired maintenance mechanic with National Spinning with 57 years of service. Mr. Dixon attended the First Free Will Baptist Church in Washington. He was a former member of the Moose Lodge. In his spare time, Mr. Dixon enjoyed racing micro midget go carts and talking with his friends on his C.B radio.

On March 5, 1955, Mr. Dixon married the former Betty Frances Buck, who survives.

Surviving with his wife are two sons, William Jarvis Dixon, Jr. and wife Stephanie Martin Dixon, of Washington, and their children, Travis and Hannah; stepson, Josh Allen and his son, Malachi; stepdaughter, Olivia Baker and her son, Shane; Lee Wayne Dixon and his wife, Deirdre Thomas Dixon, of Bentonville, AR, and their daughter, McKenzie Alexandra Dixon, their son, Hayden Thomas Dixon; brother, Tom Dixon, of Grimesland; and two sisters, Mary Lou Rogers and Margie Spain, both of Greenville.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Dixon was preceded in death by three brothers, James “Dick” Dixon, Bob Dixon, Dalton “Pee Wee” Dixon and one sister, Dorothy “Dot” Long.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 23, 2018, at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington.

Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.paulfuneralhome.com.

Paul Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington is honored to serve the Dixon family.