George Keith Dixon was born May 31, 1934 in Mount Carmel, Illinois to Richard Dixon and Wanda Joyner Dixon. He passed from this life at home, in Tulsa, Okla. on July 9, 2020 at the age of 86 years old. George graduated from Mount Carmel High School in 1952. In his little hometown, he was a rowdy teenager and known for his hijinks and unrestrained fun. He joined the Air Force in 1956 and served until 1960. During the Korean War, he was stationed in Rabat, Morocco. George was married on January 31, 1958, in Mount Carmel, Illinois to Dixy Ann Sarver. He and Dixy made their home in Mount Carmel, where they welcomed their daughter, Karen, in 1959. The family moved to Tulsa in 1961.
George loved life and lived his to the fullest. He was a people-person, gregarious, friendly, and always smiling, willing to take the time to listen and show he cared.
George was a big sports fan. He was a longtime supporter and was widely recognized for his strong, yet silky cheering voice and his “Let’s GO Tulsaaaaaaa” cheer for the Drillers, Oilers and Flames. He loved the outdoors and loved to travel. He crisscrossed the United States and traveled abroad, whether for work, vacations with his family, or on motorcycle trips with friends.
Music was a big part of George’s life and he enjoyed all genres. He played the piano, organ, guitar, and ukulele. He had a beautiful voice and in the 1960’s, sang with a local religious choir, the Chorus of Angels.
He worked for many years in the music industry. He retired in 1996 as the Market Relations Manager from the Yamaha Corporation of America. He was a member of the Rosewood Wesleyan Methodist Church for over 40 years. George loved people and in retirement began volunteering with the Tulsa Area Meals on Wheels program. He was recognized as a Silver Spoon recipient in 2010. He also rode his motorcycle in many fundraising events for children.
Those he leaves behind who hold many cherished memories include: his wife of 62 years, Dixy Dixon of Tulsa; daughter Karen Miller and husband John of Bixby, OK; #1 grandson, Eric Miller of Tulsa; sister-in-law Theodora Dixon of Lawrence, KS; brother-in-law Don Sarver of Broken Arrow, OK; nieces April Dixon, Toni Dixon and Janet Lukehart of Lawrence, KS; Mary Mueller and husband Jeff of Vinita, OK; nephew Dan Sarver and wife Keri of Broken Arrow, OK; and a multitude of extended family members and friends. In the shared laughter and tears, George will be remembered with love.
He is preceded in death by his father, Richard Alvey Dixon, his mother, Wanda Pauline Joyner Dixon, and his brother, Richard Grover Dixon.
Interment will be post-Covid-19 in the Joyner Family Cemetery in Stonefort, Ill.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in his honor to the following Tulsa non-profits: The Coffee Bunker (coffeebunker.org), Grace Hospice (gracehospice.com) or Meals on Wheels Tulsa (mealsonwheelstulsa.org). Tributes and photos can be shared at moweryfs.com.