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Rodney McSwain Dixon

June 8, 1937 ~ August 30, 2021 (age 84)

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Rodney McSwain Dixon

June 8, 1937 – August 30, 2021

Woodleaf- Mr. Rodney McSwain Dixon, 84, of Woodleaf, NC, passed away peacefully August 30, 2021 at home, with his daughters Lori and Traci, and their families, by his side.

Rod was born June 8, 1937 to the late Clarence Franklin (Dick) Dixon and Alta Alvertia Dixon.

Rod was a graduate of Statesville High School and held a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from NC State. Rodney has been a lifelong member of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity. After ROTC in college, Rodney served in the US Air Force. He was honorably discharged as a Captain in 1962. After the Air Force, Rod was an innovative engineer for LOF/Pilkington Group for 37 years. This career took Rod and his family to Northwest Ohio where he was an active member of Maumee United Methodist Church. Rod was also a long-standing member of The Exchange Club and The Rotary Club. Upon retirement, Rod and Joan moved back to NC and built a log home on the family farm. Rod and Joan have been members of South River Church since 2000. Rod sang in the Choir, Men’s Choir, was the Chairperson of the Financial Committee and on the Board for the Preschool, he was a member of the Nominations Committee and the Administrative Council. Rod was also the Secretary of Special Gifts and one of the Coordinators of The Senior Citizens group, The Good-timer’s Club. Rod was always very happy to lend a hand and was very proud to host The Men’s Bible Study in his home. Besides his love of church and family, Rod was an avid antique car enthusiast, restoring a 1965 Ford Mustang and his favorite project, his 1931 Ford Model A. Rod enjoyed woodworking and building most anything.

Rod was a faithful Christian, wonderful husband, caring father, grandfather and greatgrandfather. Rod was a friend to all who knew him. Rodney was also preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Rebecca Joan Dixon, his brother Clarence Franklin (Dick) Dixon, Jr., and his beautiful granddaughter, Mary Olivia Miller.

He is survived by sister June and husband Jim Alexander, his sister-in-law Laura Dixon, his daughters, Patti and husband Phil Huckaba, Lori Dixon Hamlett, Traci and husband Robert Miller. Also surviving are his grandchildren, and great grandchildren: Rebekah Dauer (Gabriella and Deagan), Alex and wife Elisha Miller (Rowan), Hannah Hamlett, Joshua Hamlett, Vincent and wife Bridget Dauer (Karen, Jacob, Emily, Paul, John, Lucy), Bethany and husband Ryan Leisure (Jack, Natalie, Clara, Felicity), Rachel and husband Matt Primeau (Abel, Olive).

Visitation and Funeral Service: Saturday September 4, 2021 Visitation will be at 10 am with a celebration of life service following at 11:30 am and ending with a graveside service in the church cemetery.

Memorials can be made in his honor to South River Church and the West Rowan Bible Teacher Association c/o South River Church 2880 South River Church Road Woodleaf, NC 27054.

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
September 4, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
South River Church
2880 South River Church Road
woodleaf, NC 27013

Memorial Service
Saturday
September 4, 2021

11:00 AM
South River Church
2880 South River Church Road
woodleaf, NC 27013

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