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Rev Othel Thomas "O. T." Dixon
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Birth: Jun. 20, 1919
Hector
Pope County
Arkansas, USA
Death: Oct. 27, 2007
Claremore
Rogers County
Oklahoma, USA

Reverend Othel Thomas "O.T." Dixon entered eternal life on Friday, October 27, 2007 in Claremore, Oklahoma. He entered this life on Saturday, June 22, 1919 in Hector, Arkansas to T.H. and Mary Jane White Dixon. O.T. moved with his family to Hitchita, OK at the age of 9. He was the first Dixon to achieve outstanding All Star Basketball Player status. He graduated from Checotah High School in 1940. He moved to Oklahoma City working as a clerk at the Veterans Administration. O.T. moved to Enid where he went to work at Vance Air Force Base as Personnel Director for the Army Air Corp. He moved back to Checotah where he met, fell in love and later married Margaret Jernigan on Sunday, November 1, 1942 in Oklahoma City, OK. He was discharged from the Army Air Corp. in San Antonio, Texas. They moved to Arkansas where he attended John Brown University then College of the Ozarks where he obtained a degree in Education in 1952. He
pastored several Free Will Baptist Churches and built new buildings for the churches. He was ordained in May 1948 having served as pastor and evangelist for 59 years. Throughout his preaching career, he held many revivals throughout the United States. In the 1950's he published a book of sermons called, Meetin' Time In The Ozarks. He began a radio ministry while pastoring churches in Arkansas and Missouri. New buildings of worship were built during his pastorate at Charleston, AR, Russellville, AR, Mountain Grove, MO, Springfield, MO, and Norman, OK. Additionally, he held revivals throughout the United States from the 1950s to the 1980s. Margaret, his adored wife, directed the youth and choir programs at every church they pastored. In the late 1960's he obtained a Masters Degree in Counseling from Oklahoma City University. In 1976 he became the chaplain of the Oklahoma City Department of Corrections where he developed the Chaplaincy Program. They retired in 1992. O.T.'s hobbies was preaching The Word of God, golf and was a lover of all sports. He was a member of the First Free Will Baptist Church of Checotah. He is preceded in death by his Parents; Sisters, Artie LeMasters, Edith Hackowitz, Fern Caskey, Ollie Kendall and Jo Graham; Brothers, Chester and Virgil Dixon. He is loving survived by his wife of 64 years, Margaret of the home; Daughter, Lynda Dee Dixon and her husband, Charles (Chick) Stuhlman of Bowling Green, Ohio; Grandchildren, Ryan Dixon Glenn and his wife Stephanie of Oklahoma City, OK., Margaret Lea Bilinski and her husband Steve of Ogden, Utah; Great-grandchildren, Peyton and Allie Glenn, Nathan, Kaityln and Blake Bilinski; Sister, Lodema Vaughn and her husband Louis; Brothers, J.R. Dixon and wife Maxine, Truman Dixon and wife Colleen, Leon Dixon and wife Barbara, and a host of neices and nephews and other endearing friends. The family will greet friends 6-8 PM, Wednesday, October 31, 2007 at Garrett-Smith Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held 10:00 AM Thursday, November 1, 2007 at First Free Will Baptist Church of Checotah with Dr. Edwin Wade, Reverend D.Vann Washington, and O.T.'s nephew Lamar Kendall officiating. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery. Truman Dixon, Leon Dixon, Lloyd Jernigan, Randy Dixon and Ryan Glenn serving as Casket bearers. Honorary Casket bearers are J. R. Dixon, Jim Wydeman, Drew Dixon, Justin Dixon, Jay Thomas, Jason, Richard Graham, Bob Caskey, John Humphrey and Dr. Maurice Payne. 
 
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 Parents:
  Thomas H Dixon (1887 - 1973)
  Mary Jane White Dixon (1891 - 1987)
 
 Siblings:
  Ollie Dixon Kindell (1908 - 2003)*
  Chester Dixon (1913 - 1980)*
  Virgil S Dixon (1915 - 1999)*
  Artie Dixon LeMasters (1917 - 1997)*
  Othel Thomas Dixon (1919 - 2007)
  Edith Dixon Haczkiewicz (1921 - 1985)*
  Junior Thomas Dixon (1933 - 2008)*
  Fern Dixon Caskey (1934 - 1971)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Greenlawn Cemetery
Checotah
McIntosh County
Oklahoma, USA
 
Created by: MillieBelle
Record added: Jul 02, 2009
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Rev Othel Thomas O. T. Dixon
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Rev Othel Thomas O. T. Dixon
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Rev Othel Thomas O. T. Dixon
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