Lifetime Delta resident Charlie Dixon died Monday, May 23, 2016, at his home. He was 85.
A gathering of family and friends was held Friday, May 27, at Taylor Funeral Service Chapel in Delta. A graveside service followed at Mesa View Cemetery in Delta.
Charlie Ernest Dixon was born in Delta Oct. 1, 1930, to Edgar and Audrey (Markley) Dixon. He spent his childhood in Delta and graduated from Delta High School in 1952. During World War II he worked in the fields picking sugar beets.
After high school he served in the U.S. Army where he received an Army of Occupation medal, Good Conduct medal and Expert Rifle medal.
On May 5, 1961, he married Dorothy Lovato in Delta. She preceded him in death. He married Emogene Holveck Oct. 1, 1980, in Delta.
Mr. Dixon was a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association and was a member of the National Elk Foundation. He enjoyed rock hunting, photography, auctions, guns, antiques and playing the harmonica. In his younger years he enjoyed hunting and received awards from the National Fur Trade for trapping beaver and muskrats in the 1940s. He was the first to create a motorized bicycle in the Gunnison Valley.
Mr. Dixon is survived by his daughters, Grace (Bob) Hendricks of Grand Junction and Sharon Dixon of Erie; two grandsons, Joseph Hendricks of Grand Junction and Kevin (Abbey) Hendricks of Portland, Ore.; and a great-grandson, Jack Hendricks.
He was preceded in death by both of his wives.
Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory handled the arrangements.
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