Ranger Who Led the Way!
Cecil Dix, 3rd Ranger Battalion "E" Co
A more elite
soldier who arrived by land or sea ...
Feb. 22, 1924 - Mar. 19,
The Rev. Cecil Dix, age
83, of Griffin, passed away Monday, March 19, 2007, at Spalding
Regional Medical Center.
The Rev. Dix was born
Feb. 22, 1924, in Meriwether County, son of the late I.L. Dix and
the late Nonie Oglesby Dix. He was a Decorated veteran of the US
Army having served in Darby's Ranger in six Campaigns in World War
II. He was the pastor of several Churches in Griffin and surrounding
areas, most recently as pastor of Damascus Christian Church. He was
a member of Oak Baptist Church. He was preceded in Death by his
beloved granddaughter Samantha (Sam).
Survivors include his
wife of 61 years, Margie M. Dix of Griffin, sons and daughters Tony
and Kathy Dix of Peachtree City and Richard and Shirlene Dix of
Griffin; sister, Frances Entrekin of Griffin; special daughter and
son, Linda and Donald Thompson of Palatka, Fl; grandchildren, Rodney
and Kathleen Tomlin of Woodstock, David Dix of Newnan and Lauren Dix
of Peachtree City; special nieces and nephews Dianne and Donald
Griffin; and Birdie Gary Stansell, all of Griffin; special cousin,
Denta Purvis of Tampa, Fl; several nieces and nephews.
for the Rev. Cecil Dix will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday March
22, 2007, in the Warren Haisten Memorial Chapel. The Rev. John Nance
and the Rev. Wendell Jones will officiate. Burial will follow in
Westwood Gardens. Friends may visit the family from 6 to 8 p.m.
Wednesday, March 21, 2007, at the funeral home and at other Times at
the residence. Flowers will be appreciated, however the family
suggest that donations in memory of the Rev. Dix be may to the
Gideons International P.O. Box 842, Griffin, Ga 30224. To pay
condolences to the family online please do so at
Honored by son: Richard