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Leon Dixon

March 17, 1943 — February 10, 2015

OVALO: Linton Leon Dixon, 71, passed away on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at Hendrick Hospice in Abilene.

Leon was born March 17, 1943 in Mulhall, OK.  He grew up around Yale, Enid and Stillwater, OK.  He was employed by Dresser Magcobar as a drilling fluids engineer from 1968 to 1987. He lived in Singapore and worked mostly in the SE Asian region including Indonesia.  Leon moved back to Stillwater, OK to be closer to his parents in 1983 while continuing to travel and work in the Far East, Japan and China.  He worked on the infamous Glomar Java Sea, an offshore drilling rig that capsized in Typhoon Lex near China in 1983.  Thankfully, he had just completed his one month shift and was on his way home to Oklahoma when the storm hit, sinking the rig.

He and his family moved to Cortex, CO in 1985, where Leon worked around the Four Corners of Arizona, New Mexico, Utah and Colorado.  In 1987 he returned to Stillwater after the Oil Industry collapsed. Thanks to his experience in lab work, he was able to secure a position with Moore Business Forms as a Lab Technician until they closed in 1999, then Leon moved to Ovalo in 2003 to be close to his sister.

Leon was able to travel the world and often said “for a country boy, I didn’t do so bad”.  His stories about his adventures are memorable and much cherished by his family and friends.

A quiet and kind man, a wonderful father, he leaves behind a son James Dixon of Ovalo; a daughter Alicia Dixon of Perkins, OK.; two granddaughters, Nikki Smith of Stillwater, OK and Ivy Eddards of Perkins, OK.;  brother Ron Dixon and wife Beth of Denton;  sister Debbie Sansom and husband Glen of Lawn;  three nieces and two nephews.  He was married to Pat Dixon for 27 years.

Leon was preceded in death by his parents, Linton and Etta Dixon of Stillwater, OK.

Mr. Dixon has been at Hendrick Inpatient Hospice since January 5.  The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to each person who assisted in his care for their love and kindness.  Memorials may be made to Hendrick Hospice, 1682 Hickory, Abilene, TX  79601

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