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Charles Ted Dixon, Jr

July 11, 1951 — February 13, 2024

Lake City, Florida

     In Loving Memory of Charles “Ted” Dixon, Jr.

     It is with heavy hearts and profound sorrow that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, and grandfather, Charles “Ted” Dixon, Jr. who departed this earthly life on February 13, 2024. Ted was 72 years old.

     Ted was born on July 11, 1951, in Bethesda, MD to Charles Sr. and Barbara Jean Dixon. He enjoyed being an older brother to his three sisters – Susan, Elaine, and Patsy, whom he deeply cherished. Born into a Navy family, Ted lived all over the United States and had particularly fond memories for the period they lived in Phoenix, AZ. Ted always loved his family deeply and he had profound admiration for his father. He especially loved sharing his passion for golf with his Dad! 

     In 1968, a lovely young woman in the church congregation caught Ted’s eye as he sat in the choir. Always a bit shy, Ted had trouble mustering the courage to ask the young lady out on a date. Ted eventually gained the courage, however, when his father offered up his brand-new Chevrolet Cutlass to take out the young Susan Rinkenberger should she agree to a date! Susan and Ted married on March 20, 1971, and were married for nearly 53 years. Together, they built a life based on their love of family, a shared faith in the Lord, traveling, and a strong commitment to one another. 

     His two sons, David Michael and Paul Lynn were the center of his world. Ted embraced his role as a father with unconditional love, unwavering commitment and support, quiet wisdom, and a playful sense of humor. Susan, David, and Paul always knew they could rely on Ted as a thoughtful and careful listener, but also in his ability to comfort and lift their spirits with his best-in-class “Dad jokes.” 

     Ted’s faith was a guiding light in his personal life and a source of inspiration for many in his church community. He was an active member of Gateway Baptist Church in Lake City, FL where he served the Lord as a Deacon and dedicated countless hours to various community outreach programs. In the past few years, one of the highlights of his week was working with Faith Riders – a group committed to ministering to people who might not otherwise find their way to a church or bible study group. He was particularly passionate about ministering to inmates at local prisons. His service touched the lives of many, and he will be remembered as a deeply giving and passionate servant of the Lord. 

     Ted was preceded in death by his beloved mother, Barbara Jean Dixon and most recently by his great grandson Ezekiel Dixon (son of Elijah and Leann Dixon).  

     Ted leaves behind his loving wife of 53 years, Susan Jean Dixon; his father, Charles Dixon, Sr. (Meridian, MS); two beloved sons David Michael Dixon (Andrea Harrell-Dixon) of New York and Paul Lynn Dixon (Lisa Hiller Dixon) of Colorado; three sisters – Susan Harrell (Scott Harrell) of Meridian, MS, Elaine Pace (Jerry Pace) of Dekalb, MS,  Patsy Lavassani (Ali Lavassani) of Los Angeles, CA; daughter-in-law Stefanie Brüggeman-Dixon (Düsseldorf, Germany); seven grandsons - Isaac Henry Dixon, Elijah Adam Dixon (Leann Dixon), Gabriel Lynn Dixon, Caleb James Dixon, Jedediah Daniel Dixon, Ethan Andrew Dixon, and Silas Paul Dixon; one granddaughter - Lily Psalm Dixon; and five great grandchildren – Titus Dixon, Laurel Dixon, Irene Dixon, Wren Dixon, and Perpetua Dixon. Also survived by Ted are two rambunctious miniature schnauzers – Sara and Sampson – who will miss the afternoon car rides with their Daddy.

     A celebration of Ted's life will be held on February 19, 2024, beginning at 2 PM at Pleasant Ridge Methodist Church in DeKalb, MS where close friends and family will come together to honor the memory of a man whose love, faith, and kindness touched the lives of many.

     In the wake of Ted’s passing, we find solace in the knowledge that he is now in the loving arms of his Savior, Jesus Christ, and his legacy will continue to shine brightly in the hearts of his family and friends.

     The staff of Webb & Stephens Funeral Homes-North is grateful for the opportunity to honor Ted’s life and memory and to serve and comfort his family.

 

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Visitation

Monday, February 19, 2024

1:15 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

Pleasant Ridge Methodist Church

6210 MS-39, De Kalb, MS 39328

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Funeral Service

Monday, February 19, 2024

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

Pleasant Ridge Methodist Church

6210 MS-39, De Kalb, MS 39328

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Burial

Monday, February 19, 2024

Rush Cemetery

, De Kalb, MS 39328

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