James Sterling Dixon, 92 of Burlington, NC passed away after a short illness on September 9, 2021.
Jim was born on November 21,1928 in Queens, NY later moving to Long Island (Lynbrook and Rockville Centre) where he and his wife Barbara resided for 65 years.
Jim was a Choir Alumnus - Trinity Church, NYC 1940-1950 / US Marine Corp Sergeant-Radioman - Camp Pendleton, CA 1948-1953 / Employed for 32 years with Gray Cadillac - Freeport, NY (family-owned business) and retired with the Town of Hempstead Parks and Recreation Accounting Department.
Jim was always active in his community – Past President of Kiwanis Club, Republican Club Member and devoted to St. Marks UMC in Rockville Centre, NY where many life-long friendships developed. Jim and Barbara retired in1993 and moved to Fearrington Village in Pittsboro, NC. Jim spent the next 22 years volunteering - Patient Relations at UNC Chapel Hill Emergency Room and Santa Claus for UNC Chapel Hill Children’s Hospital which later earned him volunteer of the year, Habitat for Humanity Thrift Shop and UUMC Chapel Hill Choir Member and Cross Bearer.
Jim and Barbara spent their final 5 years at Twin Lakes Retirement Community in Burlington, NC where they forged new friendships with neighbors and staff alike. A special thank you to the Staff and Nursing Teams at Deacon Pointe Assisted Living and Coble Creek Healthcare where Jim spent his final days and to AuthaCare Collective and their Hospice Team.
Jim and Barbara enjoyed antiquing, taking cruises and he was the best Beer Bread and Garlic Bread baker around. Jim's love for Silver Bay YMCA Conference Center on Lake George in NY ran deep. 50+ summers of vacations where he was known for his morning dips and time in the craft shop working on stained glass.
He is survived by his children, David & Suzanne; grandchildren Patrick & Jessica; Nieces, Grand Nieces & Nephews.
Jim was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara; parents, Mildred & James Dixon; his brother, Walter and his sister, Jean.
A Celebration of Life will be held for both Jim & Barbara summer 2022 at the Chapel at Silver Bay. Donations in Jim’s memory can be made to: Silver Bay YMCA 87 Silver Bay Rd, Silver Bay NY 12874.
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