Roger Lynn Dix, 72, died March 31, 2012, at his home in El Cajon, Calif.
Memorial graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 28, 2012, at Sunset Gardens Cemetery in Marshall, with Rev. Vernon Maxted officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society in care of Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Marshall. Friends may sign the online register book at www.campbell-lewis.com.
Born July 16, 1939, in rural Saline County he was the eighth and youngest child of Tandy Newton Dix and Mamie King Tucker Dix. He was baptized at the First Baptist Church in Marshall and was a member of 4-H club and FFA in his youth. He graduated from Marshall High School and soon after enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving most of his time in San Diego. He did heavy construction work until he retired, and he spent the last several years driving an escort truck for "wide loads" in California and other western states.
Survivors include his wife, Linda, and two daughters, Terri Sille of Chiloquin, Ore., and Leila Rose "Cricket" Townsend of El Cajon, Calif.; six grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; five sisters, Irene "Dixie" Thomas of Lee's Summit, Ruby Johnston of Overland Park, Kan., Annabel Zeffiro of Overland Park, Lorene Moore and husband John of Grain Valley and Gladys Rose Smith of Lee's Summit; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Nona Mae Inskeep; and one brother, Floyd Newton Dix.