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Obituary of Thomas Michael Dixon
Thomas Michael "Mike" Dixon 68 of Siler City was called home to Heaven on May 25, 2019.
Mr. Dixon was born October 18, 1950. A native of Chatham County, he was born to Tommy Dixon and Gladys Phillips in Siler City, NC. Mike graduated from Jordan Matthews High School. He had an early career in the NC Forestry Service. He was retired from Arclin after 30 years of service. Mike was a member of Calvary Faith Baptist Church. Mike was preceded in death by his father Tommy Dixon and brother, Bill Dixon.
Mike loved his family, had a strong faith in God, and enjoyed farming. He had a passion and love for all thing's family. He and his wife of 46 years, Ellen, led a marriage filled with love and laughter, ups and downs, and tolerance and tenacity. It was a collaborative and caring relationship.
Mike is survived by his wife, Ellen Faye Dixon; daughter, Becky Dixon and fiancé Jimmy Hall, son Michael Dixon and wife Christy Dixon; grandchildren, Jaxon Dixon, Lily Hall, and Katie Hall; sister Cecilia Fields; and mother Gladys Phillips.
Mike saw the best in everyone. He was a father figure to many from the Silk Hope area. He enjoyed spending time with family, sawing logs, and discussing politics on the back porch. He was proud of his family and the many accomplishments of his children. He fostered a passion of farming, in his son, Michael and the love and passion for others, in his daughter, Becky. Mike's grandchildren were the pride and joy of his life. The legacy of Mike's kind spirit, passion for family, love of nature, and zest for life will live on through them.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Smith and Buckner Funeral Home, Siler City. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Meroney United Methodist Church, 10568 NC 902 Hwy; Bear Creek, North Carolina with Rev. Jerry Saunders and Rev. Tony Brafford, Rev. Jim Whittaker officiating. Burial will follow in the Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the hepatology/liver transplant, 101 Manning Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27513.
Smith & Buckner is assisting the family.
Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.