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Ralph Hampton Dixon, Sr.

February 8, 1929 — July 9, 2023

Ralph Hampton Dixon, Sr; 94 passed away peacefully Sunday, July 9, 2023, at home surrounded by his family.

Born in Blackshear, Georgia on February 8, 1929. He graduated from Blackshear High School in 1949. Mr. Dixon lived most of his life in Hinesville where he was an active member of the First Baptist Church since 1972 and a member of the Golden heirs and Wisdom Seekers. He was a dedicated member of the Church choir and was an active Deacon of the Church since 1973. He was the chairman of the Deacons for about 10 years. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great great grandfather. He was known as Papa by the children and adults in the Church. He loved everyone and enjoyed spending time with family, his Church family, and friends. He was the most loving, sweetest father and he was loved so much by many. He was an active member of the Democratic Party and served as the chairman of the democratic party for 3 years and 1st Vice Chairman for 4 years. He served in the U.S. Army for 21 years, retired in 1971, and continued is career in Civil Service on Ft. Stewart, Retired from Civil Service in 1991.

He was preceded in death by his parents George and Mary Dixon, his loving wife Jacqueline Waters Dixon of 66 years, brothers, J.L. Dixon, Willie Dixon, Morris Dixon, Carl Dixon, George Dixon, Dewey Dixon and one sister, Jeannette Dixon Ware, one son-in-law David Flory, and one Daughter-in-law Angie Clark Dixon.

He is survived by his Children, Debra Dixon Doan (John), Ralph H. Dixon Jr., Sandra Dixon Spikes, Linda Dixon Thompson, most all from Hinesville and one from St. Simons; grandchildren, Shawn Niksch, Chris Niksch, Nikki Gaskin, Joey Dixon (Whitnie), Jennie Samuels (Jason), Justin Harriman, Geoffrey Harriman (Ashley), Melissa Guyett (George), Michael Padrick (Kelly), Whitney Griffin, Jerrid Thompson (Denise), Kennon Thompson; great-grandchildren, Alaina, Brooke, Emery, Shelane, Elizabeth, Kyle, Grady, Logan, Hanna, Jared, Zachary, Evan, Addison, Josephine, Tristan, and Catherine, and one great, great grandchild, River.

Visitation will be from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 13, 2023 at First Baptist Church of Hinesville, 220 Memorial Drive, Hinesville, GA 31313. The funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, July 14, 2023 at First Baptist Church of Hinesville. Burial with Full Military Honors will follow in Waters Cemetery, 3128 Midway Church Road, Blackshear, GA 31516.

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