John M. ‘Bubby’ Dixon II

Published 3:07 pm Tuesday, February 9, 2016

John M. “Bubby” Dixon II, 67, of Gladstone Road, passed away Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at Henrico Doctors Hospital.  He was the loving husband of Louise Parrish Dixon.

Born in Lynchburg, on December 20, 1948 he was the son of the late Mary Evelyn Atkins and John Henry Dixon.  John was a member of Maple Grove Baptist Church.  He served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War with the 75th Infantry Ranger E Company 9th Division Special Forces.  He was a recipient of the Silver Star, two Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star.   He was a dedicated law enforcement officer for over 30 years retiring as Captain for the Buckingham County Sheriff’s Office.  He was a member of the Clinton Masonic Lodge #73 A.F. and A.M., Amherst and the VFW #8446 of Buckingham.

He leaves behind his two daughters, Jennifer Dixon Burks and husband, Jeremy and their children, Amy, Montgomery, Ethan, and Henry Burks of Gladstone, and Mary Kathryn Dixon Allen and husband, Jimmy and their children, James, Mary Jo, and Stephen Allen of Gladstone; three sisters, Evelyn “Bootsie” Dixon Kelsey and husband, Bear of Wasilla, AK, Peggy Dixon of Madison Heights, and JoAnne Dixon Absher and husband, Gomer of Gladstone; numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a nephew, Toby.

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A graveside service was held Monday, February 8 in the Dixon Family Cemetery, in James River State Park officiated by the Rev. Tommy Bryant with Masonic Rites and military rites accorded by American Legion Post # 104 and VFW #9855 combined honor guard.

The family requests that donations be made to the Disable American Veterans, 1301 Greenview Drive, Lynchburg, VA 24502, Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517 Topeka, KS 66675, Friends of James River State Park, 751 Park Road, Gladstone, VA 24553 or Gladstone Fire and Rescue, PO Box 94, Gladstone, VA 24553.

Robinson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Appomattox, served the family and an online condolence may be sent by visiting