BLAINE AND WAYCROSS, GA. - Robert Erwin Dixon, 81, died October 21, 2015, at the Aroostook Health Center in Mars Hill. He was born May 28, 1934, the son of the late Mattie (Woodard) Dixon and the Reverend Hughie Dixon of Waycross, GA.
Robert graduated from Wacona High School in 1952. He joined the US Air Force after graduation, serving 21 years. Among the tours of duties where he served 8 years with the 89th MAW, the Presidential Wing at Andrews Air Force Base and one year in Vietnam.
On November 25, 1955, he married Ione Hallowell of Blaine, ME.
Robert was a member of the following Masonic related organizations; Aroostook Lodge #197, Garfield Chapter, Royal Arch Masons, St. Aldemars Commandery, Knights Templar and Anah Temple Shrine. A life member of Hayward Frazier Post VFW in Presque Isle, ME. He is a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Fort Fairfield, ME.
He greatly enjoyed playing music with his friends around the County and New Brunswick, Canada, especially Paul Smithkey from Bath. N.B., Warner Archer from Washburn, and Don Peters from Caribou.
He was predeceased by his parents; brothers, Stanton, Harry, Wendell, and Harold; also a very special sister, Mattie Maudine "Shug" and her twin brother, Eugene.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Ione (Hallowell) Dixon of Blaine; brothers, Lamar and his wife, Hilda of Waycross GA., Jimmy and his wife, Martha of St. Simons Island, GA.; sisters, Myra Fisher of Clarksville, TN. and Marilyn and her husband, Grady Thornhill of Waycross; many special nieces and nephews, who took the time to visit, call or sent notes of encouragement.
A graveside service will be conducted at a later date with full Military Honors and an Aroostook Masonic Lodge service. The family requests any memorial gifts be made to the Walter TA Hansen Memorial Library, PO Box 1008, Mars Hill, ME 04758; St. Paul's Episcopal Church, PO Box 737, Fort Fairfield, ME 04742, or the charity of personal preference. Online condolences may be shared at www.duncan-graves.com
DIXON, Robert E. Msgt. USAF Ret., 81, Blaine and Waycross, Ga.; at Mars Hill, Oct. 21, 2015.