Alvon-Melvin Jewel Dixon, 86, died Tuesday, May 17, 2016, in the Beckley Veterans Hospital, Beckley, after an extended illness.
Born May 13, 1929, in White Sulphur Springs, he was a son of the late Lawrence Wyatt and Oatie Marie Kincaid Dixon.
Melvin was a farmer, a mechanic for CW Lewis, Inc. in White Sulphur Springs for 14 years, cut timber and had his own sawmill on his farm. He liked to bowl, shoot pool, and ride his motorcycle as much as possible.
Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Daphine Gwinn Dixon in 2000, and brother, James Dixon.
Survivors include: son, Sonny J. Dixon (Brenda) of North Matewan; grandson, Matthew Jewel Dixon (Ashley) of Chattaroy, WV; granddaughter, Courtney Wells (Josh) of Winchester, KY; two great-grandsons, Mattox Jewel Dixon and Axston Wayne Dixon; two great-granddaughters, Emerson Wells and Piper Wells; two sisters, Mrs. Edith Bostic of White Sulphur Springs and Mrs. Betty Hepler of Nokesville, VA; and many nieces, nephews, step grandchildren and friends.
Funeral Services were held on Sunday, May 22, at the Alvon United Methodist Church, Alvon, where Rev. Bobby McClintic officiated. Burial was in the Vandal-Gwinn Cemetery, Meadow Bridge.
Visitation was at the church on Saturday evening, May 21.
Shanklin Funeral Home, White Sulphur Springs, is serving the family.