Charles Edward “Cobby” Dixon, 86 of Oak Hill, WV passed away on Wednesday, October 9th, 2019 at Harper Mills Nursing Home after a long illness.
Born June 23, 1933 at Minden, WV, he was the son of Henry Dixon and Willie Mae Dempsey Dixon.
Cobby, as he was known by his beloved family and friends, earned his BS Degree from Marshall University and his Masters from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. He was a devoted school teacher, baseball and basketball coach for 40 years at Walled Lake High School in Charter Township, Michigan and upon early retirement returned to his beloved West Virginia. He was an avid golfer but his first love was gardening and working in his yard with his beloved wife Maggie, being awarded “Yard of the Month” on two separate occasions by the local gardening club in Oak Hill.
Cobby was preceded in death by siblings Donnie Dixon, Bill Dixon, Eugene Dixon and Glenda “Sissy” Dixon.
He is survived by his loving wife of 27 years, Maggie Phillips (Skidmore) Dixon; son, Chuck, of Kentucky; daughters Diana Fite( Victor) of Mesa, Arizona, and their son, David of Grand Forks, North Dakota, Kim Huett(Michael) and their daughter Samantha of Carlsbad, New Mexico; step-sons, Stephen Skidmore and son, Tanner and daughter, Sidney of Oak Hill, Jeffrey Skidmore of Oak Hill and son, Tyler of Huntington; stepdaughter, Jennifer Skidmore Lokant of Fayetteville and son, Christopher Lokant of Savannah, Georgia and daughter, Heather Lokant Chauncy of Morgantown; brother, Kenneth Dixon and wife, Susan of Cincinnati, Ohio; and 8 great-grandchildren.
Cobby served in the US Air Force from August 1952 to August 1956 as a Staff Sergeant assigned as a Flight Engineer on a B-52 Bomber.
Services will be held Tuesday, October 15th at the Tyree Funeral Home in Oak Hill, with visitation from 11:00am to 1:00 pm. Funeral service will begin at 1:00pm with burial at High Lawn Memorial Parky in Oak Hill.
The family would like to express their appreciation and sincere gratitude to the staff at the Veterans Hospital, Hospice of Southern West Virginia and Harper Mills Rehabilitation Center in Beckley, for their excellent care given to Cobby during his stays at their facilities. You were all amazing!
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Arrangements are made by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.