Royce O’Brien Dixon

Published 10:32 am Thursday, April 16, 2020

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Mr. Royce O’Brien Dixon, 86, of Bonkin Lake Road, Mocksville, died Tuesday, April 14, 2020, at his home.

Mr. Dixon was born on May 10, 1933 in Davie County to the late Roy Vincent and Otis Ratledge Dixon. Mr. Dixon was known as “The Shoe Man.”.After a career with the Journal & Sentinal, he was owner and operator of Kata Shoes, formerly Knapp Shoes. He was a great salesman, who had a big heart. He was a graduate of Farmington High School, Class of ’51 and was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served for two years. He enjoyed driving his original ’57 Chevy Belair, which is still in the family, and taught his daughters how to drive. He enjoyed bowling, gardening and had a big heart for animals. He also loved Myrtle Beach, going to the Waffle House and never met a stranger.

He was also preceded in death by a brother, Lamar Vincent Dixon; and his dog, Chance.

Survivors: his wife of 68 years, Janie Katherine White Dixon of the home; 2 daughters, Kathy Ann Dixon of Winston-Salem; and Tammy Moraska Crissman (Kenneth) of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; a grandson, Conor John Mulderrig; 2 nephews; and his cat, Punkin.

A private graveside service was conducted at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery in Mocksville, with the Rev. Arnold Gosnell officiating.

Memorials: Humane Society of Forsyth, 4881 Country Club Road, Winston-Salem, 27401; or to Trellis Supportive Care, 377 Hospital St., Suite 103, Mocksville.