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James Luke Dixon Obituary

June 24, 2017 Obituary

CANFIELD, Ohio - A memorial service celebrating the life of James Luke Dixon will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 1, 2017 at Westminster Presbyterian Church. Jim passed away Saturday, June 24, 2017 at St. Elizabeth Hospital Boardman Campus at the age of 85.

Jim was born on April 30, 1932, in Bellaire, Ohio, the son of James A. and Nell (Luke) Dixon.

He graduated from Bellaire High School in 1950, then continued with a bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from Ohio Northern University.

He was employed by Gray Drug, then joined in partnership with several other independent drug stores. He was best known as the neighborhood pharmacist at Boardman Drugs.

Jim was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church and the Ohio Pharmaceutical Association.

He was married to Marylou Thomas in 1955 and they were married for 62 years.

His second love was spending time with his horses at "Far Away Farms" on Herbert Road.

Besides his wife, Jim leaves behind three wise and witty children (one of course whom wrote this), James T. (Brenda) Dixon of Canfield, Melinda L. Dixon of Columbus and Jodi D. (Emil) Dzuray of Columbia, Maryland; four grandchildren, Tyler and Kyle Dixon, Hadley and Hope Dzuray; two sisters, Lynne (Robert) Hess of Seneca Lake, Ohio, Diane (John) Pience of Springfield, Ohio, as well as, his horses, S.O.B., Bobby Sox, Dusty, Chris, Star and Veda.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents and a grandson, Jonathan Dzuray.

Friends may call from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 1, 2017, at the Westminster Presbyterian Church, where a memorial service will begin at 11:00 a.m.

Arrangements handled by Lane Family Funeral Homes.

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