On September 14, 2019, Chester Vernon “Chet” Dixon, Jr., loving husband, father, and grandfather, passed away in his home at the age of 63. Chet was born on April 29, 1956, in Norman, the only child to Chester Vernon & Ann Summers Dixon. The family moved to the Duncan area in 1972. Chet graduated from Empire High School in 1974, where he made many lifelong friendships. Chet married the love of his life, Kim Riddles, on July 2, 2001.
Preceded in death by his parents and stepson, Ty Cox, survivors include his wife, Kim; daughter, Laura Morris and husband Brandon of Oklahoma City; daughter, Sara Ellis (nicknamed “Spud” only by him) and husband Chase of Oklahoma City; step-children, Trent Cox and family of Midland, TX, Ginger Mitchell and family of Tulsa, and Clint Cox of Duncan; and grandchildren, Macee, Ashlyn, and Austin Morris and Carter and Bodhi Ellis.
Chet, a registered and proud member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, was a man of many hobbies. He enjoyed riding motorcycles, water and snow skiing, flying airplanes, deep sea diving, and shooting trap. He was a member of the Duncan Gun Club, a Grand Mason, and served 20 years as a volunteer fireman for the Empire area. He was a self-proclaimed parrot head and lake rat. Chet was happiest on the boat at Lake Eufaula where the family owned a lake house. He owned and operated Wright’s Donuts in Duncan for 30 years.
Viewing will take place on Monday, September 16, until 8 P.M. and Tuesday, September 17, from 8:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. at Whitt Funeral Home.
Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday, September 18, at 1:30 P.M. at New Hope Baptist Church West, with Pastor Randy Southerland officiating. Burial will follow at Rock Creek Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Whitt Funeral Home.
Serving as pallbearers will be Kenneth Brackin, Jim Brewer, Perry Brinegar, Rodney Grooms, John Johnson, Stan Davis. The Empire Volunteer Fire Department, along with Ronnie Hire, Ken Shaw, Ron Crook, Tom Byrd, Doug Boggs, Jerry Davis, and Joy Max Anderson will be honorary pallbearers.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Empire Volunteer Fire Department, 276935 E. 1760 Road, Duncan, OK 73533.
Online condolences can be made to the family at www.whittfh.com.