GASTON WASHINGTON DIXON, 87, was born on
Dec. 27, 1908 in Victor, TX, & died June 26, 1996.
Son of Ed (Ranger barber) & Vernie Carr Dixon. He
attended Ranger High School in the Class of 1927
at Ranger, TX and married Wilda Forest Duke of
Mingus in 1934. They had three sons, Duke Edward
Dixon (RHS-1955), Dan Wayne Dixon (RHS-1959) & twins,
James Lee Dixon and a daughter Jean Ann Dixon
(RHS-1970). He was a mechanic and then partner
and later owner/operator of Ranger Auto Parts.
Talented tenor who sang at funerals, weddings,
in the church choir and at other functions over
a great number of years. He had two younger
sisters, Belva (RHS-1927) and Imogene Dixon.
He was active in community activities, serving on
the Ranger Independent School District Board for
many years and served on the administrative board
and finance committee of the First United Methodist
Church in Ranger. A granddaughter, Dana Jo Dixon
(RHS-1980) & grandson David Edward Dixon (RHS-1983).
Interment was in Ranger.
WIFE: WILDA FOREST DUKE DIXON, wife of
Gaston, was born March 24, 1911, died July 31, 1981.
She was the daughter of Mary Ann (Potter) & Harvey
Sylvester Duke of Mingus, TX. She was a partner
with her husband in the ownership and operation of
Ranger Auto Parts and active in the community. Burial
was in Ranger.