GASTON WASHINGTON DIXON, 87, was born Dec. 27, 1908
in Victor, TX, & died June 26, 1996. Son of Ed (a
Ranger barber) & Vernie Carr Dixon. He attended
Ranger High School in the Class of 1927 at Ranger,
TX and married Wilda Forest Duke of Mingus in 1934.
They had three sons, Duke Edward Dixon (RHS-1955),
Dan Wayne Dixon (RHS-1959) & twins, James Lee Dixon
and a daughter Jean Ann Dixon (RHS-1970). He was a
mechanic and then partner and later owner/operator
of Ranger Auto Parts. Talented tenor who sang at
funerals, weddings, in the church choir and at other
functions over a great number of years. He had two
younger sisters, Belva (RHS-1927) and Imogene Dixon.
He was active in community activities, serving on
the Ranger Independent School District Board for
many years and served on the administrative board
and finance committee of the First United Methodist
Church in Ranger. A granddaughter, Dana Jo Dixon
(RHS-1980) & grandson David Edward Dixon (RHS-1983).
Interment was in Ranger.
WIFE: WILDA FOREST DUKE DIXON, wife of Gaston, was
born March 24, 1911, died July 31, 1981. She was
the daughter of Mary Ann (Potter) & Harvey Sylvester
Duke of Mingus, TX. She was a partner with her
husband in the ownership and operation of Ranger
Auto Parts and active in the community. Interment
was in Ranger.