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Robert “Bob” LeVoy Dixon, 75, passed away surrounded by family on September 6, 2022.
He was born July 5, 1947 in Etowah County, AL to Melvin LeVoy Dixon and Mabel Lee Ward Dixon. At the age of 17, he joined the US Navy and served his country from 1965 to 1968, spending time on the carrier USS Hancock. Bob lived in Georgia for the majority of his life, and moved to Gautier, MS in 2011.
Bob was an avid traveler, and spent time all over the country. He was an experienced sailor who earned his Coast Guard Captains License. He traveled to the British Virgin Islands to island hop ever year with his wife on their sail boat. They were the owners of Lanier Sailing Academy, where he taught classes for Auburn University on Lake Martin. When Bob wasn’t on the water, he was spending time bowling, playing a game of poker, softball, or woodworking. He was a man who loved working with his hands and loved teaching others how to do so. Bob had a close relationship with God, and would talk with him like a friend. He will be missed and forever loved by all those who knew him.
Bob is preceded in death by his parents, Melvin LeVoy Dixon and Mabel Lee Ward Dixon; brother, Donald Wayne Dixon; and grandchild, Michael Sewell.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Betty June Prestwood Dixon; son, William Earl Elkins (Tina); daughters, Melissa Jene Lilly (Dale), and Annette Levoy Dixon Thompson (John); sister, Martha Ann Dixon Davis (Billy); grandchildren, Allan Moore (Kameron), Alex Elkins, Jessica Quinn (Michael) Heather Millwood, Briar Lilly, Michael Lilly (Samantha), and Lawson Barlow; and 7 great grandchildren.
Visitation will be Saturday, September 10, 2022 from 10:00am – 11:00am at O’Bryant – O’Keefe Funeral Home Gautier with Memorial Service to begin at 11:00am. In lieu of flowers, the family requested donations be made to the charity of your choice.