Orvil Thomas Dixson

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Orvil Thomas Dixson

of Mabelvale, AR

September 25, 1936 - September 23, 2020

Orvil Thomas "Tom" Dixson, age 83, of Mabelvale, AR, passed away September 23, 2020 and is now with his Lord. He was born on September 25, 1936, in Lunsford, AR to Marvin and Tennie Dixson.

He was preceded in death by his Cherokee grandparents, his parents, brother, Marvin Dixson Jr., and sister Dorothy Lammers.

Tom is survived by his wife of 63 years, Helen Dixson of Mabelvale; two children, James Dixson of Mabelvale and Mark Dixson of Benton; two grandchildren, Rachael Harrison and Jessica Dixson, two great grandchildren, David and Alaina Harrison, as well as several nieces, nephews and friends.

Tom was a wonderful husband and father and served our country as a public servant and retired from the US Army Corps of Engineers after over 30 years of service. Tom was dedicated to Christ and was a deacon in Life Line Baptist Church for about five decades. He loved Jesus, his family, and friends, and he was always reaching out to tell people about Jesus and helped people in any way he could. He loved to travel and worked with Campers on Mission. He enjoyed genealogy and traveled all over the U.S. and Europe.

A graveside celebration of his life will be at 12:00 P.M., September 29th at Forest Hills Memorial Park in Alexander, AR. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, social distancing should be practiced, and face coverings should be worn when in attendance.

Per the family's request, please refrain from sending floral arrangements.

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9 Condolence(s)
Wanda s MCGAUGHEY (Lammers)
Brookland, AR
Friday, October 2, 2020

I was so sorry to hear about uncle Tom's passing. I know he is having a big time with grandma, grandpa, mom, dad and uncle Jr. Everyone is whole again and having a wonderful time. What a blessing that we know where they all are.
He reminded me of mom, his kindness and easy going ways. Always kind words for everyone and helping others. I know you will miss him, as we will. May God bless and comfort your family.

Terry Madden
Calico Rock, AR
Tuesday, September 29, 2020


I am very sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Jim MIlam
Mountain Home, AR
Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Tom was a great man. I have a wonderful memory of speaking with Tom at Beaver Power Plant a few years back. He was passionate about life and spoke at length of his trips with Mark. His interest in early Christian martyrs, including trips to study their lives, was fascinating.
I am a better person for having known Tom and experiencing his gentle, pleasant influence. The shedding of his human burdens brings a certain happiness. Simultaneously, Anne & my sympathies go out to the family.

Tuan Dang
Maumelle, AR
Monday, September 28, 2020


We are so sorry to hear about Tom. Our prayers are extending out to your family and wishing you peace an comfort as you grieve.

Paul and Deborah Wagener
Sunday, September 27, 2020

Tom was a wonderful man and perhaps the best influence during my working career. A great light has gone out. I will miss him very much.

Robert Johnson
Benton, AR
Saturday, September 26, 2020

Kathy and I will be praying God's peace comfort you as you grieve the loss of your husband, dad, father-in-law, grandpa. His legacy lives on.
Robert & Kathy Johnson

Bud and Gena Fielder
Little Rock, AR
Saturday, September 26, 2020

Mark, we are so sorry to hear about Tom and will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. We both enjoyed working with Him. He was always so pleasant and helpful and got along with everyone.

Steve Elliott
Cabot, AR
Friday, September 25, 2020

A fine gentleman I am blessed to have known! He is one of the Good ones! Rest on High MR. Dixson! You will be missed....

William & Pam Gipson
Little Rock, AR
Thursday, September 24, 2020

Mr. Tom Dixson will be missed. He always had a sweet spirit and showed kindness every time we saw him. His granddaughter Rachel is our daughter’s best friend. We are comforted knowing he is in the presence of God now. Our condolences and prayers go out to the Dixson family.