Richard L. Dixon, 68, of Bartlesville, Ok passed away on Sunday, October 9, 2016 at Jane Phillips Hospital in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.
Richard was born on September 24, 1948 in Coffeyville, Kansas to Dale & Genevieve (Kaufman) Dixon. After graduating from high school in Lee's Summit, Mo he served with the U S Army from 1970-1973 in Germany. Richard enjoyed his career as an engineering technical assistant and CAD draftsman and worked all over the USA. He worked for Texas A&M in the oceanography department where he worked on deep sea projects including trips to the ocean floor in the famous Alvin Submarine. He also helped redesign the elevator system used to rescue a seriously ill researcher in the South Pole while working for Champion Elevator. His last employer was Oceaneering in Houston where he designed complex electrical equipment for subsea oil platform installations.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Ron and Jeff Dixon and sister Sherry Emery. He is survived by his son Richard Kelley of Miami, Ok, brother, Jim Dixon and wife Judy of Midland, TX, sisters, Connie Datson and husband Steve of Coffeyville KS, Patty Belveal of Broken Arrow, OK, numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial Services will be at 11:00 am on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at the Veterans Patio at the Coffeyville Fairview Memorial Cemetery, under the direction of Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel. Online condolences may be left at www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com. Inurnment will be in Midland, Texas at Resthaven Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to American Heart Association or the charity of your choice.