|Published: 9:21 AM, 11/04/2013
||Last updated: 9:21 AM, 11/04/2013
Author: Michael Thomason
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
MADISONVILLE-A well-known and longtime
Madisonville businessman died Thursday after a brief battle with
T. C. Dixon, owner and operator of
Dixon Printing since 1983, was 79. His son Russ Dixon said his father
was suffering from myloid leukemia, but it was the pneumonia that
took his life.
"He came down with pneumonia," Russ said, "and he went down quick. He'd had heart surgery in
1989, but this was too much for him."
Dixon served in the Navy and when he
was discharged, he and his wife moved to Atlanta where he worked for
an envelope company. Bitten with the printing bug, Dixon moved back
to Knoxville where he worked for Plasti-Line. When they shut down
their printing division, Dixon bought their old equipment and set up
shop in Madisonville.
"We tried to work out of our garage
at first," Russ said, "but when the wind blew, everything
went flying. So, we opened up on College Street and we're still
here 30 years later."
Dixon spent the last 30 years of his
life printing everything but $3 bills.
"There's nothing we can't
print," Russ said, "and dad was proud of that. He had a great
sense of humor and was always playing practical jokes. But the thing
he loved the most was making deliveries and seeing customers."
"He was a good family man," Russ
added. "Everybody will miss him and I know he'll miss them."
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