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Updated: 01/29/2014 02:54:00PM

James Dixon

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James “Jim” Dixon, departed this life Monday, Jan. 27, 2014.

He was born on Gasparilla Island, Fla., Feb. 12, 1929.

Jim was the owner of Eldred’s Marina in Placida, Fla., and was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Marian Dixon; sons, Tim, Tom, Sam, Sylvester and Andy; daughters, Kate, Kathy, Becky, Ruth and Sarah; three sisters; one brother; 22 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, at Lemon Bay Funeral Home in Englewood, Fla. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, also at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Gulf Pines Memorial Park in Englewood. Please join the family in a cover dish celebration of Jim’s life at 2 p.m. Saturday on the point. Officiating will be Pastor Bryan Lee Walton from the Placida Road Church of God in Grove City, Fla. You may express your condolences to the family at

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