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.Print Obituary & Condolences