William D. Dixon, Jr.

William D. Dixon, Jr.

William Dayton Dixon, Jr., 89, died peacefully at home in Kitty Hawk, NC on Wednesday, March 12, 2014. Dayton was born in Richmond, Virginia on November 26, 1924, the son of the late William Dayton Dixon and Bertha Marie Elam Dixon. He was a proud U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in Germany. Dayton attended Hampden-Sydney College and graduated from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. He was a loyal member of the Chi Phi fraternity.

Dayton was an avid hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed traveling the world, often choosing his destination by where the fly fishing was best.

Dayton is survived by four children, Sarah Jane Carver, William Dayton Dixon, III and wife Katherine, Straughan Henley Watkins Dixon and wife Sharon, and Amie Dixon Irby and husband John. He is also survived by eight grandchildren, five great grandchildren and his devoted caregiver, Osey Nikita. Dayton was preceded in death by his beloved wife of over 50 years, Amie Cheatham Watkins Dixon.

A memorial service celebrating Dayton’s life will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, March 15 at Kitty Hawk United Methodist Church with Rev. Dr. Alan Swartz and Rev. Betsy Haas officiating. The family will receive friends in the church fellowship hall immediately following the service.

Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements.

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  1. Bobby & Miriam Pridgen

    Thinking of you at this time of loss & sorrow. Enjoyed meeting Mr.Dixon at
    Watt & Jenny’s wedding festivities.
    What a sweet, kind and endearing soul
    he was!
    Our prayers are with you now and in the
    coming days.

    Bobby & Miriam Pridgen
    Tarboro, N.C.

  2. Joe & Ann Lamb, our Family & staff

    Our heartfelt condolences are extended to the family and friends of Dayton Dixon.

    Those we love don’t go away,
    They walk beside us every day,
    Unseen, unheard, but always near,
    Still loved, still missed and very dear.

  3. Sharon Waff

    Dayton was such a nice person, I enjoyed his company during my visits to the beach with Linda. My prayers and thoughts are with your family!

  4. Carl blackwell

    Real pleasure to have had the good fortune to know him
    Best to all the family
    Carl and missy

  5. Brian Cardinale

    I’m crying while I write this. I will ALWAYS remember his ” Magic Tricks ” and hospitality. May our LORD receive him with open arms and the Holt Spirit be with your family. With much Love and Sorrow Brian Cardinale

  6. Priscilla Laite

    Death can never take a good man away, for in the hearts of the people he inspired, the legacy remains and continuous throughout generations.
    My heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family. I know how much you all will surely miss the presence of a truly loveable and kind person. May God’s peace be with you.


  7. Nanci Bateman

    Dayton was the most wonderful person. Our family so enjoyed spending and sharing time with him when we were at Kitty Hawk. Someone so special leaves indelible memories and smiles. Our heartfelt condolences go out to all his family and friends. We know Dayton is again full of peace and joy in a very special place.

    The Batemans (Betty, Nanci & Lisa) and Jorie Coe

  8. Ana

    I am so sorry for your loss. Although, I do not know your family personally, I would like to share some encouraging thoughts from the Bible. The Bible provides comfort during these difficult times. Revelation 21:3-4 states, And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away. Very soon now, we will never experience losing our loved ones in death. May these words give you a new hope.

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