Born in Cumberland, Dixon was a retired construction worker for Valentine Construction and an Army veteran who fought in the Korean War. He was a member of the VFW Post 7891 and the American Legion Post 0039. Dixon also volunteered for veterans programs in the Oldham County Schools.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Myrtle Hall Dixon.
Survivors include his wife, Rosa Vazzana Dixon, LaGrange; two sons: Joe and Timothy Dixon, both of LaGrange; two daughters: Donna Ott and Sondra McKinney, both of LaGrange; five sisters: Dolly Watts, Cumberland; Jeannie Mattson, Oak Ridge, Tenn.; Joy Purdy and Dixie Ray, both of Knoxville; and Dorothy Brown, Point. Charlotte, Fla.; four brothers: Jimmy and John Dixon, both of Cumberland; Bo Dixon, Middletown, Ohio; and Toy Dixon, Galacia, Ill.; and three grandchildren: Tony Bell, Indiana; Cody and Camron McKinney, Austin and Amber Dixon, all of LaGrange.
Visitation was held Sunday at Heady Radcliff Funeral Home.
Funeral services were also held Sunday at the funeral home with the Rev. Charles Mattson officiating.
Graveside services were later held in Monte Vista Cemetery in Cumberland.
Pallbearers were Jimmy Dixon, Bo Dixon, Toy Dixon, John Dixon, David Ray, and Eddie Hensley.
Memorials may be made to the VFW Post in LaGrange.
Heady Radcliff Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.