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Joseph D. Dixon

February 28, 1943 — July 26, 2019

July 26, 2019

JOSEPH D DIXON, 76, of Forty-Fort passed away Friday in Residential Hospice Inpatient Unit, Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre.

Born in Wilkes-Barre he was the son of the late Samuel Dean and Elna Joy (Faux) Dixon. He was a veteran of the US Army. Prior to his retirement he was employed at Barna Trucking for 25years. He was the Lay Minister for the Apostolic Church of Benton for 5years and the New Life Apostolic Church of West Pittston.

Joe had a passion for horses which he loved to train and ride, He enjoyed western movies and traveling with his wife Mary to various venues country dancing.

Preceding him in death was a grandson Christopher Wanet, sisters Jessi Sweeny, Elna Noone

Surviving is his wife of 28 years the former Mary. A. (Slashinski) Dixon;children; Sherry Mercavitch and her husband Chris, Exeter; Joseph Dixon and his wife Angela, Larksville; Sandy Eramo and her husband Sam, Exeter; Dena Skripkunas, Exeter; 13 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; brother; Bill Dixon and his wife Dorothy, Dallas; sister; Tammy Dixon, WB; step children; Joseph Fitz and his wife Lisa, Blakeslee; Lynne Fitz, Fort Mill, SC; David Fitz and his wife Penny, Allentown; 5 step grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11am in the New Life Apostolic Church 207 Boston Avenue West Pittston, Pa 18643 with the Rev. Philip Webb officiating.

Interment will be at the convenience of the family.

Friends may call Monday 5-8PM in the New Life Apostolic Church 207 Boston Avenue West Pittston, Pa 18643

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the New Life Apostolic Church.

Arrangements are by the Metcalfe Shaver Kopcza Funeral Home Inc 504 Wyoming Avenue Wyoming.

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