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 Richard B. Dixon

Richard B. Dixon

Death 29 Oct 2012 (aged 86)
Arkansas, USA
Burial Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas, USA
Memorial ID 100017719 · View Source
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Richard B. Dixon, 86, retired educator of Little Rock passed away, Monday, October 29, 2012.

He was born December 31, 1925 to Samuel P. Dixon and Eunice Austin Dixon.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Charles J. Dixon. He is survived by his sister-in-law, Eva Dixon of Little Rock.

He attended Little Rock public schools, graduating from Little Rock High School in 1944. He served in the Navy from 1944 to 1946. After discharge, he attended Little Rock Junior College. He was elected President of the sophomore class of 1947 to 1948. He received his A.B. in education from Southwestern College (now Rhodes College) in Memphis, TN in 1948. His M.A. in History was received at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR. He began his teaching career at Little Rock Junior College (now the University of Arkansas at Little Rock) and continued teaching in the History Department for twenty-three years. After retiring he received the UALR Alumnus Association Faculty Emeritus in Education, recognizing twenty-four years of Excellence in Education.

He was very active and became a permanent member of the Pulaski County Historical Society and served as President for two years. He received the J.B. Shellcutt Award for Outstanding contribution to Preservation of Pulaski County Heritage and also the P. Westbrook Award for Lifetime Achievement in Historic Preservation. He was considered, by many to be one of the important historians in this area.

A visitation will be held at Ruebel Funeral Home, 6313 W. Markham St. on Wednesday, October 31, 2012 from 4 to 6 p.m. A graveside service will be held at Roselawn Memorial Park on Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 1 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: UALR- Richard B. Dixon Scholarship Fund, 2801 S. University Ave., Little Rock, AR 72204. Arrangements by Ruebel Funeral Home

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