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Arthur Dixson Sr.

September 21, 1942 — June 10, 2022


Arthur Dixson Sr. 79, of Peoria, formerly of Colorado, passed away on Friday June 10, 2022 at Accolade Healthcare of Peoria. He was born on September 21, 1942 in Inverness, Mississippi. The son of Sampson (Sam) and Bethenia (Woods) Dixson.

The family moved to Peoria and were members of Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church, where Arthur accepted Jesus Christ.  He graduated from Manuel High School Class of 1960. Arthur loves helping family and people in the neighborhood at anytime.  He enjoyed cooking and eating.  As a past time, he loved watching sports and playing basketball with his kids.

Arthur was employed doing a catering business in Denver Colorado.  While living in Peoria Illinois, Arthur worked at  Common Place, Caterpillar and Sears.

Arthur is survived by: Two sons Arthur (Lawanda) Dixson Jr. of Conyers Georgia and Guy Dixson of Peoria Illinois.  Three daughters Cheleste Dixson and Evette Dixson of Peoria Illinois and Samara Dixson of Georgia.  Six brothers Anthony (Cindy) Dixson, Fred (Vanessa) Dixson, Cornelius Dixson, Craig Dixson, Kevin Dixson, Sam (Janice) Dixson Jr. 2 all from Peoria Illinois.  Two sisters Mamie L. Dixson of Washington and Sherry L. (James) Hazel of Peoria Illinois.  A host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends who adored Arthur.

He was preceded in death by his parents Sampson (Sam) and Bethenia Dixson, son Stephen Dixson, daughter Debra Dixson, brother Sam Dixson Jr and two sisters Elizabeth Harris and Delores Dixson.

A memorial visitation will be held on Wednesday June 22, 2022 from 2pm to 3pm at Cumerford-Clary Funeral Home. Burial of cremated remains will take place on Thursday June 23, 2022 at 11am at Springdale Cemetery.

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Thursday, June 16, 2022

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