John Edward Dixon of Cartersville, GA, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Friday, May 24th. He celebrated his 90th birthday surrounded by family and friends in February of this year. He was known for his kind heart and humanitarian spirit. John was a dedicated member of Cartersville First Baptist Church and participated in numerous organizations, including being an envoy of Beta Sigma Phi.
John was born on February 6th, 1929, in Etowah County, AL. John moved to Cartersville, GA, to serve as Manager for Meadow Gold Dairy. Following his career at the Dairy, John became a builder and was known for his work building many homes, churches, and buildings throughout the Cartersville community and beyond. He worked on the Allatoona Lake and Carters Lake Projects with the Corps of Engineers. John also volunteered his skills with Habitat for Humanity, served on many mission trips, and traveled to Liberia, Africa to assist with bridge construction.
John was passionate about the outdoors and spent much of his time with his family on his farm, creating everlasting memories fishing, gardening, and hunting with his grandchildren. He will be incredibly missed.
He is preceded in death by his parents, sisters, brothers, and infant son.
John is survived by his sweetheart of 68 years, Cathyrn Dixon. He is also survived by his daughters, Marjory Dixon Tidwell, Jonnette Susan Lovingood; son-in-law, Charles Lovingood; grandchildren, Samuel Vincent Tidwell, Jr., Heather Tidwell Fasano; grandson-in-law, Matthew Fasano; future granddaughter-in-law, Amanda Kroll; step-grandchildren, Charles Lovingood, III, Kathryn Lovingood, Patrick Lovingood; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A celebration service will be held Wednesday, May 29th, at 1 pm at Heritage Baptist Church in Cartersville, GA. The family will receive friends at the same location beginning at 11 am. Interment will follow the service at Sunset Memory Gardens.
Rick Darnell, Jeff Daughtry, Jimmy Dixon, Matthew Fasano, Charles Lovingood, Patrick Lovingood, Samuel Vincent Tidwell, Jr., Mark Turley, and Ethan Turner will serve as pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests memorial donations be made to the Cartersville First Baptist Church Building Fund, the American Heart Association, or a charity of their choice