|James “Jim” Clifford Dixon
(April 22, 1941 – June 2, 2011)
Dixon, James “Jim” Clifford, died peacefully at his home in Fluker, LA on Thursday, June 2, 2011 after a prolonged battle with cancer and heart disease. Jim was born April 22, 1941 in Birmingham, AL as the only child of Jack and Lillian Dixon. He grew up in Houston, TX and was graduated from Smiley High School. Jim attended Rice University where he played saxophone in the Rice band. He transferred and was graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in chemical engineering in 1964. Upon graduation, he accepted a job with Mobil Oil and moved to Baton Rouge. Thereafter, Jim was accepted into LSU Paul M. Hebert School of Law and was graduated in 1973 with a juris doctorate. After graduation, Jim worked as an attorney for the State of Louisiana, Department of Public Safety, Office of Legal Affairs and maintained a private law practice. In 2004, Jim retired from the public sector and moved to Fluker, Louisiana with his new wife, Gwynette Kent Dixon. Jim was an active member of the Baton Rouge Audubon and Amite Kiwanis Clubs where he held numerous offices. He was a member of Broadmoor United Methodist Church for 30 years and later an active member of the First United Methodist Church of Amite. Jim loved golf and LSU baseball and football. For many years he had his own plane and loved flying and taking his children with him. He is survived by his wife, Gwynette Kent Dixon, his two sons, James Clifford Dixon, Jr., wife, Tonya of New Roads, and Christopher Edward Dixon, wife, Beth of Baton Rouge, and his daughter, Kendall Elizabeth Dixon of Nashville, TN; six grandchildren, Jack, Bailey, Hannah, Piper, Cannon and Anna Katherine; two stepsons, David W. Carley, wife, Murphy, Kevin W. Carley, wife, Susan; five step grandchildren, Cameron, Houston, Ross, Evelyn and Jack. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home at 110 E. Factory Street, Amite, LA on Sunday June 5, 2011 from 6 PM until 9 PM. Further visitation will be at First United Methodist Church at 800 N. Duncan Avenue, Amite, LA from 9 AM until services at 11 AM on Monday June 6, 2011. Services will be conducted by the Reverend Brady Whitton. Interment will be in Woodland Cemetery, Kentwood, LA. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to the First United Methodist Church of Amite building fund.