Walter Raimey Dixon, 98, of Wilmington, passed away Tuesday, March 5, 2013, at SECU Hospice House of Brunswick.
Mr. Dixon was born October 15, 1914, in Nashville, TN, to the late Addie Lee Batey and Batson Wallace Dixon. He was a member of St. John’s Masonic Lodge, Pine Valley United Methodist Church, and the Agape Sunday School Class.
As a young man, he excelled basketball and baseball. He was especially proud that he played on the same professional baseball team as his father in the Nashville area. After completing his education, he worked for a short time at L&N Railroad. In 1940, he was called to Washington DC to work in the Navy Department, making telescopes for the fighting naval ships. He was later employed by the Hoover Company as a district sales manager in Roanoke, VA. He retired in 1972. After retirement he enjoyed playing golf and later enjoyed growing beautiful hybrid day lillies and loved sharing them with friends.
Mr. Dixon is survived by his loving wife Norma Best Dixon; daughters, Edna Best Coggins, and husband, John, and Georgia Best Tarbet, and husband, Jim; three grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and numerous first cousins in the Nashville area.
A service to celebrate his life will be held 11 AM, Saturday, March 9, at Pine Valley United Methodist Church. Visitation will follow the service in the Fellowship Hall. Interment will be held a later date in Nashville, TN.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Pine Valley UMC, 3788 Shipyard Boulevard, Wilmington, NC 28403, or to Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation, 1414 Physician’s Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401.
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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099