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William "Bill" Leroy Dixon


November 10, 2021

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William "Bill" Leroy Dixon

William "Bill" Leroy Dixon, one day short of his 71st birthday, passed away in Anaconda, Montana on November 4, 2021.

Bill was born Nov. 5, 1950, to Leroy & Irene (Murray) Dixon.

Bill graduated from Great Falls High in 1969. He drew the bison mascot for that school.

One night on the town he met the love of his life, Carol Sergent. After a night of dancing a few wrong steps and a broken toe Bill and Carol were married July 12, 1975.

Together they had three children: Albert, Leroy and Melinda.

They lived in Glasgow, Montana until he retired from Burlington Railroad in Nov. 2010. Because of health issues they moved to Anaconda where they lived with Bobbie their daughter in-law and family.

Bill loved to draw, decorate cakes along with collecting coins and baseball and other cards. But most of all, he enjoyed the outdoors fishing, hunting and camping. He could tell you some good stories.

William is survived by his son Leroy (Mel) Dixon of Great Falls, Montana; daughter Melinda Dixon of Great Falls, Montana; daughter-in-law Bobbie Jo Dixon (Will) of Anaconda, Montana; grandchildren: Mary Dixon, Shelby Stewart, Tristan Stewart, William Dixon, Kadance Stewart, Lisa Dixon, Robin Dixon, Aubrey McCallum; great-grandchild, Octavius Lewis; mother Irene Dixon of Great Falls; siblings Irene Hrubes (Ron) Robert Dixon (Barbra), Jean Dixon, James Dixon (Kathy), John Dixon (Shawn) and Marilyn Skrederud (Eric) and many cousins, nieces and nephews. Other children of his heart not blood: Tina Wright-Scholler, John Wright (Josephine) (Shawn); grandchildren Ashlie Wright (Billy Joe), Christopher Wright, Wesley Taylor, Elizabeth Foley and great-grandchildren: Journey, Payton, Madilyn, Livia, John Wright, Mercedes and Dorian Goble.

He is preceded in death by his wife Carol Dixon; father, Leroy Dixon, and oldest son Albert Dixon.

Visitation will be 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday Nov. 13. at Bell Mortuary.

Funeral Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, with burial to follow in Highland Cemetery.

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