LISBON - Daniel "Diesel Dan" Dixon, 50, of Middle Beaver Road, died at 8:40 a.m. Tuesday at Parkside Health Care Center with his family by his side.
He was born on Dec. 13, 1961 in Salem, a son of the late Harold B. Dixon and Marjorie (Wirks) Dixon and had lived his entire life in Elkrun Township.
Mr. Dixon was a graduate of Beaver Local High School and the Columbiana County Career Center, where he excelled in his diesel mechanic class and won numerous honors at the regional level and also competed nationally. He advanced his education at the Ohio Diesel Technical Institute in Cleveland. He was an owner/operator diesel mechanic.
Mr. Dixon was a member of the Elkton United Methodist Church.
In addition to his mother of Lisbon, he is survived by his brothers, Kenneth (Mary) Dixon and Phillip (Vicki) Dixon, both of Lisbon; and sisters, Patricia Whitten (Bill) Stuba of Lisbon and Ilene R. McCoy of Boardman.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Eells-Leggett-Stauffer Funeral Home with Pastor Kathy Barton and Rev. Pamela Gable officiating. Burial will follow in Crest Haven Memorial Gardens, New Waterford.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
The family suggest memorial contributions be made at Farmers National Bank, where a scholarship is being created for the New Castle School of Trades in Dan's memory to aid aspiring young diesel mechanics.
Friends may also view this obituary and send condolences online at www.eells-leggett-stauffer.com.