SOURCE: Marietta Times . . . Marietta, OH . . May 2002 . . COURTESY POST ONLY
BEVERLY - Virgil Ted Dixon, 65, of Ohio 339, Beverly, died at 5:10 p.m. Monday (May 27, 2002) at his home.
He was born Jan. 26, 1937, in Crooked Tree to Virgil Cecil and Helen Pitt Dixon. He graduated from Beverly High School in 1955. He worked for Globe Alloy plant for 20 years and was president of the United Steelworkers of America, Union Local 6856.
At age 38, he became self-employed in various small businesses and was part owner of the Elk Run Buffalo Farm. He was a past three-term president of the Ohio Long Rifle Association and was an avid collector of Ohio long rifles.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Melva Miller Dixon, whom he married Oct. 25, 1958; one son, Joel Dixon and his wife, Kim, of Beverly; two daughters, Jill Pugh and her husband, Rodney, of Palmer Square, Ohio, and Jeanna Offenberger and her husband, Kevin, of Beverly; nine grandchildren, Jess, Calvin and Alexandra of Beverly, Joshua, Jericho and Janelle of Palmer Square, and Amber, Evan and Aaron of Beverly; one brother, Richard Dixon and his wife, Cathy, of Bridgeport, N.J.; and one sister, Mary Louise Bell and her husband, Rick, of Columbia, S.C.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Services are at 1 p.m. Friday at McCurdy Funeral Home in Beverly with Evangelist Zack Waite officiating. Burial is in Beverly Cemetery. Visitation is from 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Boy Scout Troop 222, in care of Daryl VanDyne, Box 257, Waterford Road, Waterford, Ohio 45786.