Ward Dixon, 93, passed away Sunday, February 16, 2020 at home under the care of Hospice of South Georgia and his loving family.
A resident of Jesup most of his life, Ward was born on February 1, 1927 in Pierce County to the late Thomas Jefferson and Wilma Carter Dixon. He served his country in the United States Army Corps of Engineers and worked at Waynline of Jesup before taking a job at Rayonier Advanced Materials from which he would eventually retire with more than thirty-six years of service. Ward enjoyed his retirement, all thirty plus years of it. He spent his days working on the farm, riding his tractor and fishing. He was a member of New Hope Free Will Baptist Church and enjoyed NASCAR racing and watching the Atlanta Braves on television. His favorite pastimes were spent with the ones he loved, his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren on the banks of the river camping, fishing and having fun all while making memories that last a lifetime.
In addition to his parents, his wife, Barbara Lee Polk Dixon and his two sisters, Evelyn Gibson and Laverne Jones, all preceded him in death.
Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Terry Dixon Gallman and Rev. John Kell Gallman, Sr. of Fernandina Beach, Florida; son and daughter-in-law, Ward Randall Dixon and Louise Kersey Dixon of Jesup; grandchildren, Benny Crowe, II, Katie Proctor and husband, Terry and Kyle Dixon and wife, Brandi, Natalie Gallman Stone and husband, Greg and John K. Gallman, Jr. and great grandchildren, Broden, Ranzley and Preslee Proctor, Harper, Esie Kate and Zane Dixon, Jonathan Stone, John K. Gallman, III and Matthew Gallman. A host of special nieces, nephews and extended family members also survive.
Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at Howard & Jones Funeral Home in Jesup with Rev. Tim Horne officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the services at the funeral home.
Private interment services will be held in Spring Grove Cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be Lee Davis, Tom Hill Davis, Jr. “Bubba,” Gene Davis, Kerry Hunt, Jerry Gibson and Thomas Gibson.
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