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Carlton Dixon

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Carlton “Duke” Dixon, 87, of Wilson, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017. Funeral, Friday, 7 p.m., Wilson Memorial Service, followed by visitation. Duke was a retired farmer and businessman. He loved humor, friends, family, hunting, fishing and he never met a stranger. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Jean Troutman Dixon; son, David Dixon, and wife, Cathy, of Wilson; daughter-in-law, Becky Dixon of Monroe; granddaughters, Angie Dixon of Wilson, Ashley Burgess, and husband, Brandon, of Marshville and Meredith Minor, and husband, Brian, of Monroe; five great-grandchildren; and sister, Jean Langley of Wilson. Duke was preceded in death by his son, Dennis Dixon; parents, H.T. and Victoria Page Dixon; sisters, Inez and Lucille Dixon; and brothers, Edward “Knot,” William Henry “Trot,” J.D., James “Scoot” and Thomas Dixon. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908. Arrangements are by Wilson Memorial Service, 2811 Fieldstream Drive N., Wilson, www.wilsonmemorialservice.com.