Thomas Dixon

Thursday, April 11, 2002

CHARLESTON, Mo. -- Thomas Henry Dixon, 52, of Indianapolis, Ind., died Sunday, April 7, 2002, at Lockefield Village Nursing Center.

He was born Aug. 14, 1949, in Charleston, son of John D. and Ella Mae Wilson Strayhorn.

Dixon was a graduate of East Prairie High School in East Prairie, Mo.

Survivors include five sons, Terrance Spillers of Carbondale, Ill., Thomas Ware of Charleston, Thomas "T-Lee" Spillers of Cape Girardeau, Thomas Dixon Jr. and Jordan Dixon of Indianapolis; two daughters, Roshanda Nowlin of Aurora, Ill., and Alicia Dixon of Indianapolis.

Also surviving are seven brothers, William Dixon of Kansas City, Kan., Oliver and Joseph Dixon and Benny Strayhorn, all of Jefferson City, Mo., Robert Dixon of Murphysboro, Ill., Roy Dixon of Kansas City, Mo., Donald Dixon of Carbondale; two sisters, Gloria Dixon of Murphysboro, Deloris Bulliner of Colorado Springs, Colo.; grandmothers, Louise Strayhorn of Pinhook, Mo., Beatrice Wilson of Kansas City, Mo.; and 10 grandchildren.

Friends may call at Sparks Funeral Home after 11 a.m. Saturday.

Funeral will be at noon Saturday at the funeral home, with Bishop Paul Jones officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.