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JOHN DIXON JR, 73, passed away on Thursday March 30, 2017 at The Hospice House in Flagler Beach, Fl.

John was born on September 16, 1943, in Brooklyn, New York, to John and Theresa (Satriano) Dixon, Sr., who proceeded him in death. John is also preceded in death by his granddaughter Jessica Longacre.

John grew up in Brooklyn, NY. After Graduating high school, John joined the Navy to see the world and his first duty station was 90 miles from home at McGuire AFB in Trenton, New Jersey.

He received orders to Radioman “A” school in Bainbridge Maryland, then to the USS Seminole (AKA 104). Three trips to the Western Pacific and then to Vietnam convinced John to volunteer for submarine school.

After sub school John spent the next 23 years serving on 7 different submarines and  2 other duty stations where he was a sub school instructor. In 2010,

John received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business from AIU University.

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John was a long-time member of The VFW Post 8696, as well as the U.S Submarine Veterans, Incorporated (USSVI) and the Fraternal Order of the Eagles #4481.

John married Vicky in 2009 in a backyard wedding at their home in Palm Coast, Fl. They were happily married for eight years, and John had often said that he had married his true soul mate.

John is survived by wife, Vicky, his daughters: Kelly Miller (Dixon), Tracy Bybee (Dixon) and her husband Tony, Donna Lee Longacre (Dixon), and his son, John William Dixon III, two step-sons, Joshua Collier and his wife Trinity, and Peter Collier. John was blessed with nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. John is also survived by numerous cousins, friends and shipmates. Lastly John left behind their beloved dog 'Bailey', who never left his side, even as John's health declined. 

John will be missed and always will be loved by so many.

A memorial service/celebration of his life will be held at the VFW located at 47 Old Kings Road North, Palm Coast, FL 32137, on Saturday August 5, 2017, from 12pm to 2pm.

Obituary courtely of the Baldwin Brothers - A Funeral & Cremation Society.

 

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