Michael (Mike) Richard Dixon of Gwynn’s Island, VA, went home to Jesus on February 8, 2020. Mike fulfilled his last wishes a week before his passing, which included being surrounded by family and friends, a motorcycle ride, the beach, and adopting a pet pig. Well known for his good humor and joyful spirit, he will be missed but never forgotten.
Mike was born on April 9, 1953 in Williamsburg, VA. He attended James Blair High School in Williamsburg, VA and later Radford High in Honolulu, Hawaii where he excelled as a decorated athlete in football.
After high school Mike was a Sergeant in the Air Force and he earned his BA in criminology from Saint Leo University. After his Honorable Discharge from the Air Force, Mike served as a Deputy Sheriff in York County, an insurance investigator, a Christian youth counselor, and finished his career in the restaurant service industry. He was also a faithful member of the Cornerstone Fellowship Church where he served on the security team. It was at church where he met his wife, Pam. They married on October 16, 2010 and he loved her with all his heart. Mike was so proud of his family and loved playing, wrestling, and joking with his grandchildren in his role as “pop-pop”.
In addition to being a dedicated and loving husband, father, & pop-pop, Mike was passionate about the Christian Motorcycle Association where he would participate in the Toys for Tots parades & Rolling Thunder rides. He also loved cooking, gardening, the beach, and his “How about them Cowboys”.
Throughout his entire life, he held an unwavering faith in God, which he shared with those who surrounded him.
Mike joins in Heaven his father, Richard Dixon; his mother, Shirley LaRock Fidler and his sister, Debbie Schmidt. He will be lovingly remembered by his devoted wife, Pam; his brothers, Dan Dixon (Cindy), Mark Dixon (Melody), and David Dixon; his sisters, Sherry Caldwell (Ken), Jennifer Dixon, and Stephanie Lynch (Chris); his children, Cynthia Brady, Miccah O’Dawe (Colin), Tara Wright (Joseph), Laura Powell (Kenny), and Tony Bickett (Jenne); his grandchildren, Kaylani, Nolan, Luke, Kaylee, and Kaden and his loyal dog, Andy; cat, Pooh and pet pig, Sam.
Family and friends are invited to share in a Celebration of His Life on Sunday February 23 at 3pm at Cornerstone Fellowship Church 2243 Buckley Hall Rd, Cobbs Creek, VA
In lieu of flowers, the family graciously requests memorial contributions to be made in memory of Mike to CMA for ‘Run for the Son’. Contact Rodney at [email protected]
Cremation Society of Virginia-Newport News assisted the family with arrangements.