Billy James Dixon, 87, of Weatherford, died Friday morning, Aug. 23, 2013, in a Fort Worth hospital.
Service is 10:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 26, in the Galbreaith-Pickard Chapel with interment in East Greenwood Cemetery. Galbreaith-Pickard Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangements. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
He was born July 16, 1926, in Gilliand, Texas, and was a resident of Weatherford for many years. He retired from General Motors before attending the Baptist Seminary in Fort Worth and becoming a pastor. Mr. Dixon was a retired pastor of the Ranger Highway Fellowship Baptist Church. He attended Arlington State College, was a Seaman First Class World War II Navy veteran and he loved hunting, mountains and, most of all, his family.
Survivors include his wife, Pearl Dixon of Weatherford; daughters, Patricia Kubicek and husband, John of Jacksonville, Fla., Stephanie Furr and husband, Donnie, of Surprise, Ariz., and Kelley Woodward and husband, Larry, of Weatherford; sons, Stephen Hensley Dixon and wife, Peggy, of New London, Minn., and Kevin Lee Dixon, of Weatherford; stepsons, Darryl Lloyd Wadlington and wife, Linda, and Terry Lee Wadlington and wife, Diane; stepdaughter, Patricia Ann Spears; 17 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert Chester and Veta Asalee Dixon; sisters, Betty Jo Haney, Marie Bell and Katherine Franks; daughter, Debbie Michelle Dixon; first wife, Eleanor Louise Dixon; and grandchildren, Joy and Vanessa Dixon, Samantha Elson and Nichole Furr.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Muscular Dystrophy association.
Galbreaith-Pickard Funeral Chapel