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Stanley "Stan" Dixon '79 July 24, 2019 8:37 AM updated: July 24, 2019 8:42 AM

GREENWOOD CHAPEL Greenwood Funeral Homes obituary
3100 White Settlement Rd.
Fort Worth, TX 76107
Telephone: (817) 336-0584
Website: https://www.greenwoodfuneralhomes.com/

Stanley Allen Dixon
September 18, 1955 - July 21, 2019

DALLAS - Stanley Allen Dixon died Sunday, June 21, 2019, due to complications from surgery. He was surrounded by his family and friends.

A much-loved husband, father, grandfather, friend and aviation enthusiast, Stan was born Sept. 18, 1955 in Tulsa, Oklahoma to Patricia and Don Dixon. He grew up in Houston, Texas where he met many lifelong friends he has to this day. Stan was an Aggie and earned his BS in Engineering from Texas A&M in 1979. At Cessna Aircraft Company in Wichita, Kansas he met the love of his life Sandi Compton Scheer. They were married Sept. 26, 1981 at Memorial Drive United Methodist Church in Houston, Texas and moved shortly thereafter to Arlington, Texas. From Cessna Aircraft Company to SimuFlite Training Intl to Galaxy Aerospace, who was later acquired by Gulfstream Aerospace, Stan spent his career in the industry he loved, aviation. Through managing the G150 and G280 program launches, his work took him to Israel, China, France, India and many locations in between. He traveled to Tel Aviv, Israel with co-workers Lor Izzard and Scott Evans once a month for 15 plus years and where he still has many friends and associates.

Stan was a proud Texan and Zuni. He loved Texas music, barbecue and Lone Star beer, flying his Beech Bonanza, driving his tractor, water skiing and time on the Evinrude, and, like any good engineer, problem solving. Stan never asked a question he didn't know the answer to. He dearly loved his children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews and all 16 great nieces and nephews.

Stan was preceded in death by his mother, father and brother-in-law, Darin Compton.

Survivors: his wife, Sandi of Santo, Texas; son Regan and wife Lacie of Grapevine, Texas; daughter Audrey of Dallas, Texas. He was blessed with two grandchildren Hayes and Whitt Dixon. He is also survived by two sisters, Martha Saikowski and husband Ron of The Woodlands, Texas and Suzanne Dixon of Terrell, Texas. Sisters-in-law Vicki Turner and husband Stacy of Wichita, Kansas, Kim Uppendahl and husband Bruce of Cheney, Kansas, Jana Howell and husband Steve of Cheney, Kansas. Nieces and nephews: Seth Turner and wife Jackie, Aaron Turner and wife Sheena, Alyson Voth and husband Matt, Locke Uppendahl and wife Martha, Britni Coggins and husband Kyle, Kaitlynn Howell, Kramer Howell, Kayla Smith and husband Nick, Garrett Compton, Natalie Goertz and husband Roger, Emery Kitchens and husband Brent, Denise Marchacos and husband Adam.

Memorials: Memorial donations may be made in his name to aopa.org/donation/oneclickmemorial keycode: R1912XSS to fund scholarships for those learning to fly; Wesley Monumental Methodist Church, Savannah, Georgia; First United Methodist Church of Fort Worth Foundation.

Honorary Pallbearers - Forrest Capps, Troy Cox, Dexter Davis, Blake Dobbins, Scott Evans, Stratton Gillis, Lor Izzard, J.L. Kinley, Robert Martin and Chris Ringel.


Memorial

JUL 26. 1:00 PM (CDT)

First United Methodist Church of Fort Worth
800 W 5th Street
Fort Worth, TX, 76102


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