Jasper Andrew ‘Tink’ Dixon, Jr.,86, of Hurdle Mills, passed away Saturday, March 20, 2021 at his home. Born Feb. 21, 1935 in Hurdle Mills, he was the son of the late Jasper Andrew Dixon and Nancy Beasley
Poole. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Lucille Dixon Oakley and brothers-in-law Raymond Oakley and Revis Carver.
Tink was a graduate of Helena High School and Piedmont Technical Institute. He began work at Brooks & White Funeral Home when he was 17 and joined the
U.S. Army Reserves and was called to active duty on April 1, 1958. After training at Fort Jackson, S.C., where he earned the Sharp Shooter Qualifying Medal, Fort Knox, Ky. and Aberdeen, Md. he was deployed through United States Army Europe (USAREUR) to Augsburg, Germany where he served for two years. He was released from active-duty March 30, 1964 and received an honorable discharge from the Army Reserves on Feb. 29,1964. Upon his return he took over the family business, Hurdle Mills Milling Company, where he worked for 40 years. After leaving the mill, he went to work at Walker’s
Funeral Home as Funeral Director for 20 years until he retired in March 2020. Always there through rain, snow, sleet and hot weather, he was dedicated to the families he served.
Tink was a member of Berry’s Grove Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and in other leadership and service roles. He was a member of the Grand Lodge Masons and The Exchange Club of Hillsborough.
Tink loved the outdoors, tractors, bluegrass and serving families in the area. He was a loyal husband, father and grandfather. He knew well the meaning of friendship and community as he considered many of his friends as family.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Shelby Y. Dixon, of the home; sons, Michael Dixon and wife, Missy of Hurdle Mills; Dwight Dixon and wife, Troylena of Hickory; Brent Dixon and wife, Beth of Wilmington; sister, Dorothy Carver of Roxboro; granddaughters, Erin Dixon of Winston-Salem; Holly Dixon Peck and husband, Matthew of Willow Springs; grandsons, Christopher Dixon of Charleston, S.C.; Nicholas Dixon of New York, NY; Luke Dixon of Wilmington; great-granddaughter Amelia Peck of Willow Springs; three nieces and one nephew.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at Berry’s Grove Baptist Church, with the Rev. Craig Willingham officiating.
The family will receive friends following the service at the church. Due to COVID-19 protocol, masks will be required.
Honorary pallbearers will be Jiggs Hawkins, Dan Whitfield and C.W. Boyette.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in his honor to Berry’s Grove Baptist Church, 9628 Berry Pearce Rd., Timberlake, N.C. 27583 or My Life Matters of Roxboro, 80 Darwin Lane, Roxboro, N.C. 27573.
Brooks & White Funeral Home in Roxboro is serving the family of Jasper A. ‘Tink’ Dixon, Jr. where condolences may be sent to www.brooksandwhite.com.