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Charles Rudolph Dixon – March 8, 2018

Charles Rudolph Dixon, 93, of Amarillo died Thursday, March 8, 2018.
Graveside services will be at 1pm, Monday, March 12, 2018, at Llano East Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Mr. Dixon was born in Ranger, Texas, March 14, 1924, to Florine Angeline (Tyree) Dixon and Clarence (Sodie) Byron Dixon.  Charles was a long time resident of Amarillo, where he married Matha Marie Thorn on December 22, 1945, shortly after his return from the World War II effort in the Southwest Pacific.
Charles retired as a Chief Warrant Officer assigned to the U.S. Army, 31 October 1966.  After more than 20 years service which included three years in the Southwest Pacific, 1942 through 1945, during the second World War, Korea 1952 through 1953, England 1954 to 1955, and Germany 1962 through 1965.  Mr. Dixon was awarded the following decorations, Combat Infantry Badge, Bronze Star, Army Commendation Medal, Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon with two Bronze Stars and arrowhead, Philippine Liberation Ribbon, Certificate of Appreciation and the Army Commendation Medal.
Mr. Dixon was employed by Raytheon Company as a maintenance manager in Saudi Arabia for over four years shortly after his retirement from the U.S. Army.  He returned to Amarillo where he was employed by GTE, NCR, and A.G. Edwards and Sons as a stockbroker.  Mr. Dixon retired in 1983 and spent the remaining years of his life taking care of his home and yard, and of course, a garden during the summer months.
He was a member of Amarillo Masonic Lodge 731 for more than sixty years.
Charles was preceded in death by his mother, Florine Dixon; his father, Clarence Dixon; an older brother, Clarence Eugene Dixon; and younger brother, James Edward Dixon.
Survivors include his wife, Matha Marie (Thorn) Dixon; two daughters, Sallie Carol Cristiani, of Surprise, Arizona and Denise Jean Litherland, of Amarillo; a sister, Betty (Dixon) Higgins of Amarillo; four grandchildren, Megan Litherland, of Dallas, Casey (Litherland) Rejda, of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Sam Brown, of Austin, Texas and Denna Marie Brown, of Surprise, Arizona; and four great-grandchildren, Mia Renee Brown,  James Texas Brown, Cole Parker Brown and Berkley Epic Rejda.
The family suggests in lieu of flowers memorials be sent to Shriner’s Hospital for children, 2900 N. Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, Fl.  33607.

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