Mr. Dixon was born Dec. 30, 1947, in Clarkesville to Margaret Kinney Dixon and the late Clyde Dixon.
He was preceded in death by: his son, Matt Dixon; a nephew, Adam Dixon; his father-in-law, Wilbert Stowers; and his brother-in-law, Johnny Stowers.
He was the owner of W.C. Dixon Agency since 1981 and a partner and co-owner of Norton-Dixon Insurance Agency and was a member of Cleveland First Baptist Church. He loved his wife and spending time at his house on Lake Burton, water skiing and hunting. He served three years on the Lake Burton Civic Association Board of Directors and assisted on the golf tour, home tour and fun run to donate money to three volunteer fire departments, Wildcat, Tallulah-Persimmon and Lakes.
Mr. Dixon was a Georgia Department of Labor area supervisor for 16 years and was a founding board member of the White County Chamber of Commerce, serving from 1985-90 and as president from 1985-86. He served as a White County Development Authority board member and assisted with the formation of the industrial park. Mr. Dixon was a Regions Bank director for nine years and chairman three years. He was a board member of the White County Water Authority and the Caring Hands Health Clinic. Mr. Dixon was the chairman of the city of Cleveland Zoning Board, and member of the White County Historical Society. He was a member of the White County Rotary Club for 24 years. He had perfect attendance for seven years and recently was named an honorary member. The Rotary scholarship raffle was named in his honor.
Survivors include: his wife, Linda Stowers Dixon of Cleveland; a son, Mark Dixon of Athens; a daughter, Maggie Dixon of Marietta; his mother, Margaret Dixon of Cleveland; a sister, Frances Dixon of Gainesville; a brother and sister-in-law, Joe and Pam Dixon of Gainesville; his mother-in-law, Bonita Stowers of Gainesville; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Sunday at Cleveland First Baptist Church with the Revs. Doug Merck and Dennis Turner and Judge Garrison Baker officiating. Burial followed at Gateway Memory Park.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Sam Dixon Rotary Scholarship Raffle, P.O. Box 1198 Cleveland, GA 30528.
Barrett Funeral Home in Cleveland was in charge of arrangements. An online guestbook is available at www. barrettfh.com.