Joe Ray Dixon, Sr., 83

July 20, 1935 - March 2, 2019

Hastings resident Joe Ray Dixon, Sr., 83, passed away Saturday, March 2, 2019, at Mary
Lanning Healthcare, Hastings, NE.

Services with military rites by Hastings Military Honor Guard are 1:30 p.m. Thursday,
March 7, at Butler Volland Chapel in Hastings with Rev. Dr. Lee R. Wigert officiating.
Memorials may be given to the Joe Ray Dixon, Sr. Memorial Fund. Visitation is 12-1:30
p.m. Thursday with family present at the funeral home. Private condolences may be sent
to the family at Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation
Center is serving the family.

Joe was born July 20, 1935, in Hastings, NE to Frank Eugene & Nina Mae (Whitcomb)
Dixon. He graduated from Hastings High School in 1954. He was inducted into the
Hastings High School Hall of Fame for Gymnastics in 2017. He served in the Nebraska
Army National Guard and retired after 32 years of service. Joe married Cheryl A. Yost on
February 14, 1979.

Joe was employed at Hastings Senior High and Whelan Energy Center where he retired
for the second time. He was a former member of Optimist Club and was a current
member of Eagles and American Legion Post #11. Joe was an avid antiquer and dog
figurine collector. He loved spending time with his family, grandchildren, and great-
grandchildren. Joe enjoyed attending all of their activities.

Joe was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Betty Jane Haase and Doris Helen
Dixon; and one brother, Donald “Doc” Dixon.


Wife: Cheryl Dixon – Hastings, NE
Children & Spouses: Candi & Robert Linton – New Castle, DE
Brenda & Robert Chase – Hastings, NE
Tami & Todd Frazier – Hastings, NE
Joe Dixon, Jr. & fiancée Tanya Martin – Hastings, NE
Grandchildren: 16
Great-Grandchildren: 13
Brother & Spouse: William & Shirley Dixon – Hastings, NE