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Charles Lindberg Dixon

Charles Lindberg Dixon was born December 14, 1931 in Columbus, Arkansas to the late Sanford and Nora Dixon. He departed this life on February 26, 2019 at his home in Prescott, Arkansas.
He was preceded in death by his parents, eight of his siblings, and two of his children:
SIBLINGS
Brothers: Cleo, David, Jewel, James, Calvin, and Jesse
Sisters: Sally, Lucille, and Alice
Charles gave his life to Christ at an early age and was eager to start his life, so he moved to Chicago at a young age. He served in the Army during the Korean War effort. While in Chicago, he drove a meat truck for the David Berg Company and then became an employee of the General Motors Corporation, where he spent the remainder of his career. Since Charles was such a hard worker, he was promoted to a supervisory position, which prompted his move to Saginaw, MI. Upon his retirement, he later united with Macedonia Baptist Church in Columbus, AR. He loved to fish and cook – he would feed anybody in need of a meal! He loved to dance and enjoy music.
Charles had three children from previous relationships, he then married Lily Tyson in 1955 and to this union, nine children were born. He retired from the General Motors Corporation in Saginaw, Michigan and returned to home Arkansas, where he met and married Linda Jackson in 2000. He loved and cherished all of his children, grandchildren, stepchildren, nieces, and nephews.
CHILDREN
Barbara A. Briggs, Lenora Durham, Charles Dixon, Frederick Dixon, Darrin Dixon (deceased), Charlotte Dixon, Karyn Dixon, Lynda Dixon, Todd, Sonya Surles, JoAnn Grimes (deceased), and Sandra Thomas.
Charles leaves to cherish his life on this earth, his wife, Linda Jackson-Dixon of Prescott, AR; three sons: Charles (Kathy); Frederick (Marilyn); Todd (Deborah) all of Saginaw, MI; seven daughters: Barbara A. Briggs of Omaha, NE; Lenora Durham (Louis); Charlotte Dixon; Karyn Dixon; Lynda Dixon; Sonya (Sheldon) Surles all of Saginaw, MI; Sandra Thomas of Chicago, IL; his sister, Alice Jefferson and her daughter, Donna Hairston-Poole, both of Dallas, TX. He also leaves 14 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild, two stepdaughters: Audrey “Becky” Johnson and Andrea “Trese” Toliver-Smith, along with a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.

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