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Services for The Rev. Joe T. Dixon, 82, of Ada are at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Oak Avenue Baptist Church, with Dr. Bob Payne and Fred Stephens officiating. Burial will follow at Rosedale Cemetery. The family will receive friends and relatives from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Criswell Funeral Home.
Rev. Dixon passed away Monday, Nov. 27, 2017, at an Ada hospital. He was born Sept. 22, 1935, in Williamsburg, Missouri, to Jesse and Martha (Wilks) Dixon. Joe Dixon and Lynda Jordan were married July 1, 1955.
Joe graduated from Montgomery City High School in Montgomery City, Missouri, and then from Hannibal-LaGrange Junior College in Hannibal, Missouri, and then East Texas Baptist College in Marshall, Texas, and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky.
The Rev. Dixon served churches in Missouri, Texas and Kentucky as pastor until he moved to Ada in 1961 to serve as pastor of Oak Avenue Baptist Church in Ada until 1968. He was pastor of Sooner Baptist Church in Midwest City from 1968-1972.
When the family returned to Ada in 1972, Joe was pastor of New Bethel Baptist Church in Byng for 34 years. After retiring, he served Lovelady Baptist Church as interim pastor and later was called to Galey Baptist Church, where he served as pastor for six years until his health failed.
Survivors include his wife, Lynda, of the home; two sons, Randy Dixon and wife, Selena, of Ennis, Texas, and Rod Dixon and wife, Gayla, of Weatherford, Texas; a daughter, Kelly Dawson and husband, Alan, of Oklahoma City; 10 grandchildren, Katreena (Dixon) Patterson and husband, Shayne, Bethany (Dixon) Kumor and husband, John, Hillary (Dixon) Moseley and husband, Jason, Nathanael Dixon, Jonathan Dixon, Joshua Dixon, Brandon Dixon and wife, Charis, Rayna Dawson, Taylor Dawson and Alex Dawson; 10 great-grandchildren, Savanah and Khonor Patterson, Kavahn, Alyssa, Loreli, Seth and Eli Kumor and Garrett, Hailey and Gage Moseley; a sister, Dorothy Dixon (Dot) Dudley and husband, Ray; many nieces and nephews, including Bill Dixon (Sandra), Cathy Schreiber Smith (Adrian), Anita Midili, Richard Younger, Donna Rosemann (Rick) and Karen Sluder (Rick); and great-nieces and -nephews, including Shanon Schreiber, Sara and Mary Dixon.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, William Leslie (Dub) Dixon and Robert Hale (Bob) Dixon.
Bearers will be Shayne Patterson, John Kumor, Jason Moseley, Brandon Dixon, Taylor Dawson and Nathanael Dixon.
The family says those who wish may make memorials to Gideons, PO Box 1821, Ada, OK 74821.
Published on November 28, 2017
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