Phillip R. Dixon Sr., 79, of Chesapeake Virginia departed his physical existence from this earth for eternal rest with the lord on May 5, 2021. Phillip was born in Montgomery Alabama to C.B. Dixon and Margarete Greene on October 17, 1941. Upon completing his education Phillip entered the United States Army in 1960.
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On June 5, 1963 Phillip married the love of his life, Otelia E. Dixon and shortly thereafter began a family.Phillip served his country valiantly in the Army from 1960 to 1987. During that time he served two tours of duty in Vietnam and a host of assignments in the United States and many countries abroad.
His leadership and devotion to duty led to him receiving numerous medals, commendations and awards for making lasting contributions to our nation.Phillip’s love for the military and his exemplary performance as an Army soldier carried over into his personal life as a devoted husband of 57 years to Mrs. Otelia E. Dixon. She preceded him in death on April 17, 2020. Phillip was not only a devoted husband and soldier; he was an outstandingly devoted, loving and exceptional Father to eight boys. Phillip in partnership with the love of his life loved his son’s unconditionally and mentored and guided them to become productive men in society who would go on to serve their country and make lasting contributions to the nation and their communities.
Mr. Dixon was not only a father and mentor to his own children; he was also a confidant, advisor, friend and second father to many. His unconditional love for his family, his guidance, generosity, desire and genuine willingness to help extended family and friends benefited many and will always be a testament to his character.
While there are no words to adequately express the profound love, honor respect and dignity Mr. Dixon’s Sons have for him and the heart felt devastation of losing the patriarch of their family so shortly after losing the matriarch of their family, Mrs. Otelia Dixon just a little more than a year ago, they are comforted in knowing that a 57 year love story has come full circle with Mr. and Mrs. Dixon together again.Left to cherish and honor the life and memory of an awesome Father are Phillip Jr, Baron, Patrick, Earl, Keith, Maurice, Parris, and Raymond; numerous grand, great and great-great grandchildren as well as a host of extended family and friends