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Waters Funeral Home
Saturday October 10th, 2020

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Saturday October 10th, 2020

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Walter Thomas (Pluck) Dixon

Walter Thomas (Pluck) Dixon, age 88, of Vandalia, MO passed away at 4:15 am Thursday, October 1, 2020, at Tri-County Care Center in Vandalia.  

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am Saturday, October 10, 2020 at Waters Funeral Home in Vandalia. Rev. Melvin McCaleb will officiate. Burial will be in the Vandalia Cemetery following the service.

A visitation celebrating the life of Walter "Pluck" Dixon will be held at 9:00 am until the time of service Saturday October 10, 2020 at the Waters Funeral Home.

Walter was born on January 3, 1932, in Vandalia, Missouri the son of Thomas and Nonie (Wilson) Dixon.

He was united in marriage to Izetta (Redmond) Dixon on September 26, 1958 in Vandalia, MO. She preceded him in death on January 5, 2020.

Survivors include daughter, Norma (Michael) Redmond of Evanston, IL; granddaughter, Michelle (Lee) Fox of Normal, IL; grandson, Derrick Barber, Jr. of Evanston, IL; two sisters, Dorothy (Herman) Miles of Columbia, MO, Cora Braggs of Kansas City, MO; two great-granddaughters, Danielle Fox and Mariah Barber of Chicago, IL; a special cousin, Kim Davis and close friend of the family Barbara Wray Clark who cared for Nonnie and Pluck when their daughter was away; and a host of cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife and five brothers, Maurice (Jim) Dixon, Robert Dixon, Donald Dixon, Dempsey Eugene Dixon, Sr., and Harold Dixon. 

Walter attended school at Garfield School in Mexico, MO and then went to honorably serve his country in the United States Army. Walter worked as a laborer for Harbison Walker Refractories.

Walter had a huge passion for baseball and coached Khoury league for the children. He enjoyed bowling, fishing and hunting especially rabbit and raccoon.

Walter was a member of  Second Christian Church and the Men's Choirs for Second Christian and Second Baptist Church.

Pallbearers will be William Wheeler, Jamie Wheeler, Wendell Wheeler, Kevin Cockrell, Roger Chatman and Ronnie Greene.

Honorary pallbearers are Bill Cockrell, Lee Fox, Michael Redmond, Larry Wheeler, Kenneth Wheeler and Derrick Barber Jr.

Memorial contributions may be made to Tri-County Care Center, 601 N Galloway Rd, Vandalia, MO 63382.

Online condolences may be made to the family and video tribute viewed on Walter memorial page at www.watersfuneral.com 

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He was a father, brother, uncle, grandfather, great grandfather, cousin and a friend to many. He will be greatly missed . I always loved to see him and talk to him at our family reunions. To his daughter, cousin Cora and cousin Dorothy, and all the family, I send my deepest sympathy. My heart is with you all. I love my family dearly. GOD Bless!

Elaine (Cousin Dennie) McPike Oct 10 2020 12:00 AM

To cousin Walter for his great love of the game of baseball.

Elaine (Cousin Dennie) McPike Oct 10 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Walter Dixon

Linda K Wheeler-Dothard Oct 10 2020 12:00 AM

This was a very nice service. Sorry we couldnt be with you all at this time. I dearly love you guys! My family forever! God Bless each and everyone of you!
My cousins!

Ann Mcpike (McLeod) Oct 10 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Walter Dixon

Izetta Sparks Oct 10 2020 12:00 AM

Dear Cousin Dorothy (family,)
I was so sorry to hear about the passing of cousin Walter. He was always so kind and pleasant to be around. I remember one time at the reunion he was sitting in his wheelchair and I was in the food line and I felt like someone was watching me. I looked out at him and his eyes were so sad, and I told him I would b right over as soon as I make my plate. I told him I havent forgotten him. I gave him a big hug and told him.i luv you Everything was ok then He will be missed. I miss them all!
Luv you guys always,
Charisse Mcpike McLeod

Ann McPike McLeod (Charisse) Oct 7 2020 12:00 AM

A donation pledge to Tri-County Care Center

My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time.

Karen Wisdom Oct 7 2020 12:00 AM

Sending our Heart and Prayers to the Family. We will miss you Dearly Uncle Pluck; I know my Dad your brother Robert (Poo) Dixon was waiting for you up there along with your other Brother's my Uncle's. Sending love and Prayers from myself and my Family and the rest of Poos kids. Robbie, Tawania, Aisha, and Sedrick and our Families and my mom Carolyn Gilkey. Wish we could be there but we are in spirit. Love you all.
Yvette Dixon

Yvette Dixon Oct 6 2020 12:00 AM

My Uncle that had all the swag in the world. He was my cool Uncle that didn't take no mess but share a hearty laugh with you. I'll miss your laugh and smile the most. Now truly all the Dixon brother's back together again. Batter up... let's play ball i can hear you now. Rest in power Uncle Pluck.

Rev. Lisa Dixon Anderson Oct 3 2020 12:00 AM

My sincere condolences and prayers to the family and friends

Joyce Horton Oct 2 2020 12:00 AM

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