ROTONDA WEST, Fla. - James E. “Jim” Dixon Sr., 79, of Rotonda West, Fla., peacefully passed away on Friday, Sept. 21, 2012.
He was born in Wilmington, Del., where he married Garrie, his beloved wife of 55 years. The couple resided in Wilmington with their first three sons, James Dixon Jr. of Preston, Michael Dixon of Rotonda West, and Christopher Dixon of Port Charlotte, Fla. They later moved to Golts, where they had their fourth son, Matthew Dixon of Cambridge. Jim and Garrie had their own real estate business in Chestertown, until their retirement and move to Florida in 1984, where he continued to stay active in real estate for many years.
In addition to being survived by his wife and four sons, he is also survived by five grandchildren and two granddogs.
He was a communicant of St Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Florida and St Dennis Catholic Church in Galena. He enjoyed being with his family, boating, reading and playing the organ and keyboard.
A memorial service will be held at St Francis of Assisi at a later date. The family requests memorial contributions be made in Jim's name to Tidewell Englewood Hospice House, 12050 N. Access Road, Port Charlotte, FL 33981 (www.tidewell.org/services). Support Tidewell and/or a random act of kindness in his honor.