Mr. Lewis Franklin Dixon, age 73, of Blackshear, passed away Saturday morning (7/23/22) at Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah following an extended illness.
Born April 29, 1949, in Blackshear, he was a son of the late Frank Asbury and Minor Lee King Dixon. He was a 1967 graduate of Blackshear High School and was drafted into the United States Army, serving in the Vietnam War. He then worked as a longtime self-employed carpenter and was a member of the American Legion Post 181 in Blackshear.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Jason Dixon; and a son-in-law, Wayne Council.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Debbie Griffis Dixon of Blackshear; 2 daughters, Michelle Council and Melissa Dixon, both of Blackshear, son, Justin Dixon (wife Wendy) of Madison, GA; 6 grandchildren, Marlee Council, Tyler Council, Dalton Robson, Logan Robson, Jason Dixon, and Justin Roberson; 4 great grandchildren, Zayden Council, Grayson Council, Nash Council, and I’Vee Council; 4 sisters, Carrie Jean Clark of Blackshear, Jeanelle Strickland of Atlanta, Polly Harrison (husband Billy) of Blackshear, and Audrey McMillian of Manor; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
A funeral service will take place on Tuesday (7/26/22) at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Hart Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Enon Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday morning one hour prior to the service.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing online at www.hartfh.com.
Hart Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.