Lewis Edward Dixon

September 16, 1935 - January 29, 2012
Lewis Edward Dixon

Lewis Edward Dixon, 76, of Wilmington and formerly of Durham, NC passed away Sunday, January 29, 2012 following a lengthy illness with Parkinson’s disease.

He was born in Durham, NC on September 16, 1935 to the late Fate Alvin Dixon and Ruby Barbee Dixon. He was preceded in death by a brother, Merle Dixon and a sister, Elizabeth Ellis.

Lewis was retired from the Durham Fire Dept. with the rank of Battalion Chief with 37 years of service. He was a member of Durham Lodge #352 A.F. & A.M., a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason and member of Amran Shrine Temple. He was a proud veteran of the US Army. In his leisure time he enjoyed wood working in his shop.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Faye Parker Dixon; one daughter, Lori Dixon Greer; one granddaughter, Ryanne Parker Greer; one brother Donald Fate Dixon and one sister, Cheryl Dixon Yorks.

A memorial service will be held 11 am Saturday, February 4, 2012 at Wilmington Funeral and Cremation Chapel, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC. Masonic rites will be accorded by Durham Lodge # 352 A.F. & A.M., and Military Honors by American Legion Post #10 Honor Guard. A reception for family and friends will be 1 PM Saturday at Cypress Island Clubhouse.

His urn will be placed in Maplewood Cemetery, Durham, NC on Sunday, February 5, 2012 at 2 PM with funeral honors by the Durham Fire Dept. Honor Guard.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1402 Physicians Dr., Wilmington, NC 28401.

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Wilmington Funeral and Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099

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  • February 01, 2012
    Lynn Oakley says:
    Faye and Lori, Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of your loss. We remember the good time spent at the beach and on the river with Capt. Dixon and his fish net crew. He was always available and ready to help anyone in need, he will be missed. God bless, Lynn.Bryan,Phil and Terri Oakley

  • January 31, 2012
    Frankie Tutor says:
    Faye, Lori and Family, You have all been such a special part of our lives for years. I have known you since I was a young girl and Lewis was driving a Hostess Twinkie truck and he would bring Twinkie's to us just so he could see you Faye. He was loved by my entire family. When Steve and I got married, Lewis became a friend to him also. Loved riding in the dune buggy with ya'll. We have been praying for Lewis for years. May God give you all the comfort you need during this time. Lewis will be missed by everyone who knew him and those he spoke kind words too. Love you all, Frankie & Steve Tutor

  • January 31, 2012
    Kathy (Brogden) Hunsinger says:
    I want to express my sympathy to Faye and Lori upon the death of Lewis. He was a great friend to my father (Donald Brogden) and mother (Lillian) when he used to live on Brenda Court. He was a frequent visitor to our house when I was a child, and I always thought he was such a nice man. He built the carport onto our house and I'm sure my mama found other things for him to do - he was a wonderful handy man and did such great work. My parents passed away many years ago, but I have thought of Lewis often and want you to know he was well liked (and appreciated) by our family.

  • January 31, 2012
    Hank Lougee says:
    I worked with Lewis at the Durham Fire Dept. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  • February 01, 2012
    Cindy Harris Cayton says:
    Mrs. Dixon and family...I'm very sorry to hear of Lewis' passing. My father, Cliff Harris (now deceased) work with Lewis on the Durham Fire Department for many years. Dad spoke very highly of Lewis and took him under his wing as a young fire fighter. My thoughts and prayers are with you.