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Bobby Merrin Dixon, 87
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Bobby Merrin Dixon, 87, of McMinnville passed from this life on Friday, May 14, at Saint Thomas River Park Hospital in McMinnville.

Bobby was born Wednesday, April 11, 1934 in McMinnville, the son of the late William Dixon and the late Lillian Hodges Dixon. He served in the U.S. Army and was a member of Smartt Church of Christ.

Bobby is survived by his two sons Darron Dixon and wife Kirstie, Eddie Hennessee and wife Kathy, two daughters, Wanda Smith and husband Joe, and Cathy Hennessee, six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends also survive.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Monday at Gardens of Memory Funeral Home located at 415 North Chancery Street with Steve Hillis officiating. Interment will follow at Gardens of Memory Cemetery in Smartt.

The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, May 17, at Gardens of Memory Funeral Home. Veteran honors by American Legion Post 173 and VFW Post 5064.

Online condolences may be made at

Southern Standard

(McMinnville, Tenn.) May 16, 2021