March 3, 1936-March 15, 2019
Joseph John Dixon, 83, of Butte, MT passed away peacefully while sleeping at home on March 15th, 2019.
Joe was born March 3rd, 1936 to Joe and Ann Dixon. He went to St. Lawrence Grade School and graduated from Butte High School in 1954. He enlisted in the Navy and was stationed aboard the USS Epperson.
Joe worked at the Mountain Con Mine, Safeway Warehouse and retired as a counselor from the Butte Pre-Release Center.
He loved to fish, paint, write poetry and books. He heroically battled cancer and heart disease for 30 years. He lived with the love of his life, Patricia, for 60 years.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia; sons, Joe (Lucy), Dan (Lisa), Keith (Christal) and daughter, Chris Moore; his grandchildren, Kelsey and Carly, Shane and Cheyenne, Gage and Parker, Jacob and Ryan; great-grandchildren, Selah and Layne; brother, Frank (Judy) Dixon, sister, Mary (Dick) Tucker and sister, Joan Dixon; brothers-in-law, Tom Pomroy, Jim (Bobbie) Pomroy; and sister-in-law, Dottie Sullivan.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Ann Dixon, his sister, Pat Faucette and brother, Kip Dixon.
The funeral service will be held on Wednesday March 20th at St. John’s Catholic Church by Father Robert Hall at 11 a.m., viewing will begin at 10 a.m. Burial will follow the funeral at Holy Cross Cemetery with reception to follow.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by Duggan Dolan Mortuary.
Poem by Joe Dixon
The Circle of Life
Greenery is finery. Spring’s the joy of youth, Blossoms are maturity. Summer’s heat is truth.
Withered leaves are aging in Autumn’s shortened breath.
Brittle branch is waiting, and winter’s name is death.
An arc is just a season; a full orb a year, Between the crux of reason and the final tear. A mighty metamorphosis, such a change it lends. A circle is a perfect thing, because it never ends.