Mr. Robert Dixon
Robert H. Dixon of Winder, GA, known to most as Bob, passed away September 2, 2021, at the age of 85. He is remembered by friends and family as a dedicated servant of the Lord and compassionate leader. Bob was born in Vidalia, GA, on September 5, 1935, the son of the late Woodrow W. Dixon and the late Margaret Rockett Dixon. Bob graduated from Vidalia High School in Vidalia, GA, in 1954 and from the Georgia Teachers College (presently Georgia Southern University) in Statesboro, GA, in 1958 with a degree in Physical Education. Bob started his career in education and was a coach and Athletic Director at Winder-Barrow High School, implementing and designing the W. Clair Harris Stadium. He was inducted in the Athletic Wall of Fame at Winder-Barrow High School. After coaching, he worked as a district sales manager at Moen Inc. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Winder and served as a Deacon, Sunday school teacher, Grief Share and Chairman of the Prayer Committee. He served on the Board of Education after leaving coaching from 1972 until 1998. He came out of retirement in 2008 to serve on the city council of Winder. He will be most remembered for his love of his children, grandchildren, brothers, extended family and friends.
In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by Nancy Jenkins Dixon and Diane Moon Dixon. Bob is survived by his children, daughter Teri Dixon Borders (Hanson), Birmingham, AL, and sons Robert Brent Dixon ( Jennifer), Manhattan, KS, and Jeffrey Stevens, Winder, GA. He is also survived by five granddaughters, Katherine Dixon, Molly Dixon, Grace Dixon, Maggie Dixon, and Mary Hanson Borders. Bob is survived by his brothers, Jimmy and Patricia Dixon, Vidalia, GA, and Bonnie and Faye Dixon, Hawkinsville, GA; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
The funeral service was held on Sunday, September 5, at the Winder First Baptist Church at 3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.
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