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Robert E. Dixon (Bob), a stalwart of faith and service, graduates to heaven on May 10, 2018

Robert E. Dixon (Bob), a stalwart of faith and service, graduates to heaven on May 10, 2018

Author: Jessica Fletcher/Thursday, May 10, 2018/Categories: TBM News

Dixon's obedience to God was exemplified through his life of service to his heavenly Father. Serving Texas Baptist Men for 30 years, 28 as executive director and two as director of Royal Ambassadors, he also followed God's call in Jackson, Miss., Nashville and Memphis, Tenn. Prior to his denominational work, Dixon is a Navy Veteran of World War II and a former professional baseball player.


One of Dixon's sayings embodies how he lived his life, "You'll be amazed at what God can do with one, small bit of obedience." Dixon always credited God for the accomplishments in his life and those of Texas Baptist Men. "I'm grateful that the Father taught me early on that it's His work and His Kingdom, I'm just a recruiting director," Dixon said as a Texas Baptists Legacy Award recipient in 2014.


Dixon started what is now the standard for disaster relief feeding. In 1967 while responding to Hurricane Beulah's damage along the Texas coast, Dixon used a buddy burner and created a one-pot meal. Today, TBM is able to provide thousands of meals every day when we are called out to serve and served 1.5 million meals during Hurricane Harvey relief.


"It is hard to imagine anyone who has done more for Texas Baptist Men and our work of ministering to people in times of disaster than Bob Dixon," Mickey Lenamon, TBM executive director said. "People around the world experience the love of Christ in times of need through volunteers who are coordinated out of the TBM Mission Equipping Center facility that bears his name."


Per Dixon's request, the memorial service will be held at the TBM Offices at 2:00 PM on Saturday, May 19th. The offices are located at 5351 Catron Drive, Dallas 75227. Dixon also requested that individuals who volunteer with TBM wear their ministry shirt to the service. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you donate to the overall mission of TBM HERE or mailing a check to the address above with "In Memory of Bob Dixon" in the memo line.