DATELINE: KINGS MOUNTAIN, NORTH CAROLINA
Sidney Roy Dixon
Mr. Sidney Roy Dixon went to his heavenly home on April 20,2021. He was born on March 28, 1922 in the Bethlehem community and was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Mildred Flynn Dixon. He was also preceded in death by his parents, Ira and Mattie Dixon, brothers Nelson Dixon, Marion Dixon, Frank Dixon, Gene Dixon and sister Frances Julian Dotson.
He became a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church on August 11, 1934 and served the church and the community until joining the Navy in January of 1942. He served his country in the Navy and was stationed in the Pacific Theatre as a Gunners Mate First Class aboard the U.S.S. Montpelier. He spent four years in the Navy and moved home to Kings Mountain to the Bethlehem community and his roots. Prior to being officially trained through Charlotte School of Beauty, he began cutting hair within the community and while on active duty in the Navy. Following his formal training, he began his career as a barber in 1952 in Kings Mountain. He continued his successful career in the beauty business in Kings Mountain and Shelby until January of 2021 when he made the decision to retire after serving the community as a barber for almost 85 years. His signature quote could be found on his business card: “If you never know me, you’ll miss nothing; If you never know my Jesus, you’ll miss everything.”
He also served his community as an integral part of the founding of the Bethlehem Fire Department. He served on the original Board of Directors for Bethlehem Fire Department and was an active member for many years. He was an avid golfer, an avid reader, and loved spending time with his family.
He met the love of his life, Mildred, at Bethlehem Baptist Church where he continued to serve as a choir member, a Sunday School Teacher, and Brotherhood Director. In 1979 he joined the First Baptist Church of Kings Mountain and served as a member of the choir, a Sunday School Teacher, and head usher. He also was a leader in a satellite ministry at Kings Mountain State Park. He was well known for his smile, his greeting, and the fact that he always had candy in his pocket.
He is survived by a daughter Jean Webb (Harvey), son, Aaron Dixon (Paige), granddaughter Amanda Webb Buchanan (Mike), grandson Andrew Sidney Dixon, and great grandchildren Cole Buchanan (Brittney) and Charley Kate Buchanan. He is also survived by a brother, Harley Dixon of Paducah, Kentucky, sisters Helen Wells (Boyce) of Kings Mountain and Sarah Faye Ruppe of Gaffney. He also leaves behind special friends that he thought of as family, Butch and Kathy Riley. He was fortunate to have such wonderful and special caregivers Maria Matheson, Michelle Wilson, and Teresa Wilson from Helping Hands of Shelby to whom the family will be forever grateful.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 23 at First Baptist Church of Kings Mountain. The family will receive friends in the Stained Glass Room beginning at 1:00 and the funeral service, conducted by Dr. John W. (Chip) Sloan, Jr. and Dr. Steve Taylor, will begin at 2:00. A graveside service will follow at Bethlehem Baptist Church cemetery. The family requests that masks be worn for all services.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Baptist Church Kings Mountain or Hospice of Cleveland County.
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