- Memorial Service
- 11:00am - Friday, June 17, 2016
- The Hallmark
- 4718 Hallmark Drive (Map)
Houston, Texas 77056
- (713) 622-6633
Richard Cressie Dixon, 87, of Houston, Texas, and formerly of Liberal, Kansas passed away on May 28, 2016.
Born March 24, 1929 in Guymon, Oklahoma, Mr. Dixon was the son of the late Homer and Esta Una Dixon. Richard married his first wife, Georgianna Sweet in August 27, 1950, who passed in 1997. He is survived by his devoted wife Charlotte Hatcher Dixon, whom he married on September 18, 1999.
Richard had a wonderful childhood in Guymon with his family and best friend, Otto Fritz, where he first enjoyed lifelong hobbies of fishing, swimming and hunting. Richard was a Boy Scout and attained the rank of Eagle Scout. President of his high school senior class and captain of the football team, Richard was also an avid golfer and a proficient woodworker.
A 1952 graduate of the University of Oklahoma, he was employed by the Panhandle Eastern Pipeline Corporation, holding various management positions, including president of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation from 1968 until 1971, when he was appointed Senior Executive Vice President of Panhandle Eastern Pipeline Corporation, a job he held until his retirement in 1989.
Richard was preceded in death by his first wife, Georgiana Sweet Dixon, his brothers James Dixon, Homer E. Dixon and sister-in-law, Marie, also his sister Floy-Marie “Mickey” Nash and brother-in-law Howard; his brother-in-law Kenny Faris, sister-in-law Jane Ellison and his grandson, David Dixon.
Richard is survived by his wife, Charlotte Hatcher Dixon, sons, Richard P. and wife Marian, James Douglas, Daniel and wife Missy; Stepson, Nick Hatcher and wife Lisa; grandchildren, John, Anthony, Lyndsay “Dixie” Dixon, Jessica Ferguson and husband Neal, Ethan, Hunter, Lee and Elle Rose Hatcher; great-granddaughter, Ashlin Ferguson, sisters-in-law, Alice Margaret Dixon and Eleanor Faris; many nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank the Hallmark, where Richard had resided for the last two years for their wonderful care. A memorial service will be held at The Hallmark, 4718 Hallmark Drive, Houston TX 77056, on Friday, June 17th at eleven o’clock in the morning, with a reception to immediately follow.
In lieu of flowers, the family would like you to consider donations to the First Methodist United Church 116 W. 3rd St. Liberal, Kansas 67901
or the Alzheimer’s Association of Houston, 6055 South Loop East, Houston, Texas 77087, (713) 314-1313, or www.alz.org.