Joseph Earl Dixon, known to most as "Earl," of Bella Vista, AR, formerly of Luebbering, MO, was born on August 24, 1912 at Festus, MO, son of the late Edward Dixon and Ida Roland Dixon nee Davis. On April 8, 1933 he was united in marriage to Laura Weber and two children came to bless this union.
Earl departed this life on June 12, 1991, having reached the age of seventy-eight years, nine months and eighteen days.
Earl is survived by his wife Laura Dixon of Bella Vista, AR; by one son, Quentin Dixon and wife Dana, of Bella Vista, AR; by one daughter Janis Woody and husband Jim of St Charles, MO; by one brother, Donald Dixon and wife Helen of St Clair, MO; by three sisters, Marie Pierce and husband Wade, Ursula Campbell and Dorothy Dixon, all of St Clair; eight grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law; nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews; cousins, other relatives and many friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Carl Dixon.
Earl was a Christian and longtime member of the first Baptist church of St Clair, MO, where he had served as a Deacon of the church. For many years he was employed as a supervisor at the International Shoe Company in St. Clair, MO, and other cities. He loved music, especially gospel music, and had sung in many choral groups. Other interests included watching sports and he had coached a basketball team as well. Nothing meant more to Earl than spending time with his precious family and the many memories he has created for them will never be forgotten.
A kind and loving husband, father, father-in-law, great grandfather, brother, great uncle, cousin and treasured friend, he will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew him.
Funeral services were held June 15, 1991 at the First Baptist church in St Clair, MO, with Rev Milo Haynes officiating. Interment was in the Luebbering citizens Cemetery, Grubville, MO.The Dixon family was served by the Russell colonial Funeral Home, St Clair., MO.
Source: Sullivan Independent News, june 16, 1991