Clarence Wickliffe Dixon, age 91, passed away on September 3, 2019. Clarence was born on September 21, 1927, to Earlester Dixon and Carrie Dixon (Albritton) in Mounds, Illinois.
On November 16, 1957, he married Betty Earl Dixon (Mathis) in Las Cruces, New Mexico. He lived in Colorado Springs for more than 50 years. Clarence retired from the United States Air Force after 22 years of service before working as a custom cabinet carpenter for another 20 years.
Clarence had a fond appreciation of music. From Gospel to Blues to Classical Jazz, music held a special place in his heart. In 1946, Clarence graduated from Fredrick Douglas High School of Mounds, IL before enlisting in the military.
Clarence is survived by his children, James (Alice P. Hayes) Dixon, Evet Dixon, Martin Dixon, Frozie Elaine (Lowell Jay-Deceased) Abbott, Lester Dixon and Janice (Nathan) Herricks; grandchildren, Andrea Frazier, Julian Washington, Shannon Frost, Leiah Floyd, Tori Williams, Marina Hutchins, Clarence Maxwell Dixon, Talestra Dixon, Lester Dixon, Jr. and Emma; 12 great grandchildren and seven great great grandchildren. Clarence is preceded in death by his wife Betty Earl Dixon; daughters, Lavene Washington, Deborah Watkins and Angela Dixon; and siblings Mary Hendrix, Pauline Burnside, Wallace Dixon and Harold Dixon, Sr.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff at TLC for helping dad make a peaceful transition.
Clarence’s Celebration of Life Ceremony will be held on Friday, 9/13/2019 at 2:30 pm at Roswell Community Church. Location 2728 Beacon St, Colorado Springs, CO 80907. A light reception will follow the ceremony.
The Dixon family requests in lieu of flowers that donations be sent to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America. https://alzfdn.org/support-us/donate