In Memory


Ron Dixon was reunited with our Lord on Tuesday, June 8, 2010. He was born on December 30, 1949 to Dale and Genevieve Dixon in Coffeyville, Kansas. He spent his childhood in Pleasant Hill, Missouri. Ron graduated from Lee's Summit Missouri High School. Shortly after graduation from high school, Ron met and married Mary Lou York and from that union they had a son, Robert Dean. Ron was later united in marriage to his soul-mate, Brenda LaNell Bankhead Kimbrow on October 9, 1982 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. They lived in various places and eventually settled for good in Midland, Texas where he was a partner in The Pencil Box Office Supply and later West Texas Business Systems, which he operated until his death. Ron was a very talented craftsman. Those around him could always count on his generosity. Ron was an avid fisherman; he was able to go fishing Memorial Day weekend before his passing. He would tirelessly pursue the ideal fishing hole. His love of fishing evolved into volunteering his time to assist with fund raising bass tournaments to benefit Special Olympics. Teaching children to fish was always a task he found time for. Many fond memories will be retained from these travels to various bodies of water. Ron was always eager to assist a friend or family member who was in need. A dedicated family man, he took a certain pride in making sure his family had their wishes granted. A boy at heart, he never missed the opportunity to join activities with his children and grandchildren. Ron will be dearly missed his family, friends and by all who were acquainted with him. Ron was preceded in death by his parents, Dale and Genevieve, his brother Jeff and daughter Shawn. He is survived by wife of 27 years, LaNell, two sons; Robert Dean and wife of North Kansas City, MO, Jonathan Michael, of Midland; three daughters, Jennifer Bowman and husband, Scott; Melissa Calley; Kim Bush and husband, Ron, all of Midland; two brothers, Jim Dixon and wife Judy, of Midland, Richard Dixon of Houston; three sisters, Sherry Emery, Connie and Steve Datson of Coffeyville, KS, and Patty Belveal of Broken Arrow, OK; along with numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Services will be held at Kelview Heights Baptist Church in Midland, at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Jerry Berry officiating. Interment will follow to Serenity Memorial Gardens.

Published in Midland Reporter-Telegram on June 11, 2010

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