Herman Dixon Sr.
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Services will be Friday for Herman Dixon Sr., 92, a 17-year Tracy resident, who died Jan. 22 at the Veterans Affairs hospital in Palo Alto.

Mr. Dixon was born Feb. 22, 1921, in Shreveport, La., and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He worked 20 years in Louisiana and 22 years in California as a leadman for International Paper Co., retiring in 1986. He was a Boy Scouts of America leader while his children were young.

Survivors include three children, Milton Dixon of Tracy, Carolyn Jones, and her husband, Harold, of San Jose and Bobby Dixon of Atlanta, Ga.; a sister, Jessie Mae Issac of Oakland; seven grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Preceding him in death were his wife of 64 years, Orell B. Dixon, who died in 2009; a son, Herman Dixon Jr.; and five siblings, Henry Dixon Jr., Pearl Mae Jackson, Eddie Maxwell, Lloyd Maxwell and Cicero Maxwell Jr.

Friday’s funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. in the Hotchkiss Mortuary chapel, 5 W. Highland Ave., followed by burial with honors in Tracy Cemetery, 501 E. Schulte Road. Visitation will be observed from 9 to 11 a.m. that same day at the mortuary.

Contributions in Mr. Dixon’s name may be sent to Alzheimer’s Aid Society, 2501 McHenry Ave., Ste. E, Modesto, CA 95350 or http://alzaid.org.

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