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In Memory Of Our Poets

Charles Miller Dixon (1921-2010) - Class Of 1942

Charles Miller Dixon, 88, a native of Montgomery, died March 4, 2010. He was predeceased by wife Alma Lacy Herzberg Dixon and later by wife Angelyn Hand Dixon.

He is survived by his son, Edward Clifton Dixon (Dorothy) and his daughter, Lacy Dixon Gibson (Fletcher), of Montgomery; granddaughters Sarah Clare Dixon of Birmingham, Alma Lacy Gibson, and Grace Miller Dixon of Montgomery and grandson, Charles Thomas Gibson, of Columbia, South Carolina.

Mr. Dixon was a graduate of Sidney Lanier High School, a veteran of World War II and served in the South Pacific in the Army Air Corps. He participated in the battles of the Solomon Islands, Guadalcanal, New Guinea, and the Philippines and was decorated for gallantry during those campaigns.

Returning home to Montgomery after the war, he graduated in 1948 from the Alabama Polytechnic Institute (Auburn University) where he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. He accepted a reserve commission from the Air Force and was employed in the Montgomery banking industry before being called back into active duty during the Korean Conflict. He made a career of the Air Force, retiring in 1969 with the active duty rank of Lt. Colonel. He was a Mason and a Shriner.

Funeral services will be held at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, March 7, 2010, with Reverend John C. Coleman, officiating. Visitation will be in Ascension Hall one hour prior to the funeral. Burial to follow at Greenwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Dave Johnson Poundstone, Zack Rolen,Temple Millsap, Will Gunter, Mike Ellis, Dan Hackett, Marvin Trott and Raymond Boykin, Jr.

Honorary pallbearers will be Douglas Harper, Raymond Boykin, Sr., Spears Rhodes, Sr., William Hutchinson, Richard R. Heinzman, Robert Hails, Woodward Lamar, and Wylie Poundstone, Sr.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the:

  • Episcopal Church of the Ascension
  • Salvation Army. 

Leak-Memory Chapel Directing.
Funeral Home: LEAK MEMORY
Publication Date: 03/05/2010

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08/23/13 01:16 PM #1    

Debi Wingard (Ramsey) (1966)

No finer man, other than my father, have I ever known. A gentleman in every sense of the word. He is greatly missed by so many. 

08/23/13 01:35 PM #2    

Larry D. Skelton (1961)

Col. Dixon has now been "Promoted to Glory".  Thank you Lord for the life of Col. Dixon and his service to our country.


Larry Skelton

Class of 1961

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