Amos Leroy Dixon Sr., 89, of Westwood, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, November 6, following an extended illness.
Amos was born May 3, 1928, in Boyd County, Kentucky, a son of the late Everett Elvin and Sarah Elizabeth Crance Dixon.
He was retired from Semet Solvay/Ironton Coke, was a U.S. Army veteran, Kentucky colonel and co-founder of Rose Road Chapel where he pastored from 1977-2012, and then served as Honorary Pastor and previously pastored at Westwood Christian Baptist Church and 39th Street Christian Baptist Church. He was a member of the Christian Baptist Association. He loved gospel music and sang with his family as well as with other groups through the years and also enjoyed playing his harmonica at home and church. He loved God, family, church, friends and country.
Amos was preceded in death in addition to his parents by his wife, Betty; three brothers, Everett, Edward (Cotton) and Arvil; four sisters, Verna, Drusella, Jenny, Ruby; and a son-in-law, Charles Simpson.
Surviving include two sons, Amos Dixon Jr. (Paula) of Coal Grove, OH, Phillip Dixon (Regina) of Westwood, KY; two daughters, Marilyn Simpson of Ashland, and Brenda Dixon of Westwood, four grandchildren, Jason (Janel), Keith (Jamie), Nicole (Jarrod) and Rachel; and granddaughter by marriage, April McFarlin (Greg, their son, Gregory and daughter Heather); and 12 great-grandchildren, Ryan, Kirk, Taylor, Jadyn, PJ, Graceanna, Maddison, Monty, Isabelle, Gunner, Chloe and Matthew.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Community Hospice or to Jim Franklin, Radio Ministry (Songs in the Night radio program) P.O. Box 380355, Murdock, FL, 33938.
Funeral services will be Thursday, November 9, at 11 a.m. at Preston Family Funeral Home officiated by Brother Leroy Dixon and Brother Charles Langdon. Entombment will be in the Rose Hill Burial Park Mausoleum.
Visitation is this evening (Wednesday) from 6-9 p.m.
Condolences may be left for the family at PrestonFamilyFuneralHome.com.
Published on November 7, 2017