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Doyle Glen Dixon of Vashti

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Doyle Glen Dixon, 88, of Vashti, died Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011, in Wichita Falls.

Doyle Dixon

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, at the Vashti Baptist Church with Brother Billy Waller and grandson, Jason Maxwell officiating. Burial will follow at Vashti Cemetery under the direction of White Family Funeral Home of Bowie.

Mr. Dixon was born March 20, 1923 to Floyd and Alma Dixon, and graduated from Bellevue High School. He served his country in the United States Army during World War II. Doyle married Mildred Cox on Aug. 16, 1944 in Buffalo Springs. In 1947, they moved to the Vashti community and purchased the Jackson Place, now located on Dixon Road, where he and Mildred raised their family, farmed, and ran their dairy for many years. Doyle was a lifetime member of the Vashti Baptist Church.

At age seven, Doyle began elementary school in Vashti and recently made the statement, “I will be buried where I had played as a kid.”

He is preceded in death by his brothers, Lee Roy and Lloyd Dixon, and sister, Jewel; great grandson, Sawyer Maxwell; and son-in-law, David Denton.

Doyle is survived by his wife of 67 years, Mildred Dixon of Vashti; four daughters, Ann Jones and husband Jacob of Vashti, Louise Maxwell and husband Stan of Vashti, Kay Allmand and husband Mike of Henrietta, and Teresa Staats and husband Bobby of Bowie; 14 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren with one on the way.

Visitation is 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 4, at the White Family Funeral Home in Bowie.

Memorials may be made to the Vashti Volunteer Fire Department or the Vashti Baptist Church.

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