VINCENNES — Jerald Roy “Jerry” Dixon, 75, of Vincennes, passed away at 11:05 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, at GentleCare of Vincennes.
Born on Oct. 27, 1944, in Gibson County, he was the son of Albert “Hawk” and Mary Helen (Bell) Dixon.
Jerry was a member of the Community United Methodist Church in Vincennes and a 1962 graduate of Hazleton High School where he was the all-time points leader in basketball. He farmed earlier in his life with his dad and retired from Packaging Corporation of America in 2006 after 40 years. Jerry served in the Indiana National Guard for nine years and was a member of the American Legion and the National Rifle Association. He enjoyed hunting, vegetable gardening, fishing, and was a dog lover.
Surviving are his wife Sharon (Hart) Dixon whom he married July 1, 1967; a son, Jared Dixon of Vincennes; a daughter, Shannon Dixon of Vincennes; mother-in-law Mary Ellen Hart of Patoka; brothers-in-laws Ryan Hart and Fred Roberts; sister-in-law Joan (Hart) Bright; his beloved dog Cotton; and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death were his parents and a brother, Keith Dixon.
Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. EST Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019, at Goodwin Funeral Home with Rev. David Roberts-Mosser officiating. Graveside service will follow in the Hazleton Community Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. EST Wednesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the GSH Hospice or GentleCare of Vincennes. Goodwin Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Jerald Dixon.