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Joe "Hot Rod" Ervin Dixon

January 22, 1953 — June 27, 2018

Mr. Joe Dixon was known by many family and friends as “Hot Rod”.  He was born January 22, 1953 in Strong, Arkansas to Iteria Dixon and the Late Lovell Dixon.

Joe confessed his love for Christ at an early age and united with the Curry Chapel A.M.E. Church. He later became a faithful member of the Victory Church in El Dorado, Arkansas, serving as a bus driver and usher.

On July 5, 1990, he married the love of his life, Linda Faye Miles Dixon, with whom he helped raise three children, LaShema, LaTonya, & LaKetria. Joe was employed by Strong School District for thirty years and also as a store clerk. He also worked at Cooper Tire and went on to be a transportation driver with CADC, where he remained until retirement.

Joe had a loving and caring heart and always took care of home. He would also take special care of his mother by calling her several times a day, making sure her bills were paid, groceries were bought, taking her to doctor's appointments, or just sitting and talking. Joe was an avid cook, and most famous for his chicken & dumplings that he shared with many. Joe also considered himself the best domino player all around.

Joe made his transition on Wednesday June 27, 2018 at Medical Center of South Arkansas. He is preceded in death by Lovell Dixon, Ethel Dean Woods (Leotis), and grandparents.

Those he leaves to cherish precious memories are his wife of 28 years Linda Faye Dixon, his mom, Iteria Dixon, Strong, AR; three sons, Cedric Dixon (Dewanda), Strong, AR, Tyrin Gatson (Melissa), Farmerville, LA, and Derrick Dixon, El Dorado, AR; four daughters, LaShema Ross (Reginald), Cedar Hill, TX, LaToya Smith, Little Rock, AR, LaTonya Hewitt (Ronald), Kansas City, MO, and LaKetria Atkins, Arlington, TX; sisters, Angela Jones (Garrett), Maumelle, AR, and Linda Dixon, Milwaukee, WI; one brother, Nuriddeen Muhammad, Philadelphia, PA; twenty-three grandkids, two great-grandkids, and a host of nieces, aunts, nephews, relatives and friends who loved him dearly. His special sisters, better known as “Joe’s Angels”, are Jerri Malone, Mary Taylor, Omie Smith, Jean Avery, and the late Annie Lee Smith. He also leaves his godchildren, JeDarius Dixon, Lorenzo Dixon, Ashley Smith and Deon Smith. Joe touched many lives and will be remembered by many.

Public visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. on Friday, July 6, 2018 at Sims Mortuary. Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 7, 2018 at Douglas Chapel Baptist Church with Rev. Larry Smith, eulogist. Interment will be at Piney Grove Cemetery, Strong, Arkansas under the direction of Sims Mortuary. Sign the guestbook online at

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