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Rodney E Dixon

Birth Date: March 6, 1954
Death Date: May 28, 2018

Rodney Eugene Dixon was born on March 6, 1954 to the parents of Fountain Leroy Dixon and alma Jean Dixon in Decatur, IL.

During Rodney’s life he loved football and working with children. He coached JFL football, weight training and exercising at the YMCA and training and teaching martial arts.

The spirit led Rodney to Life Changers Church where he served as a faithful member. He was appointed to the security team until his health failed.

Rodney was employed at AE Staleys and later at Tate & Lyle.

He leaves to mourn his wife, Sheila Dixon; step-son, Monte Jones; step-mom, Opal Dixon; brothers, Marlon (wife, Corletta) Lynn Dixon, Leroy Dixon, James Dixon and Terrence (wife, Louise) Sanders. Aunt Shirley (husband, Rev. Marshall) Hughes. A host of nieces and nephews, cousins, other family members and his very special family of martial arts.

He was preceded in death by his father, Fountain Leroy Dixon, mother, Alma Jean Dixon and his sister, Sheila Dixon.

Funeral services to celebrate the life of Rodney Dixon will be 11 a.m. Saturday, June 2, 2018, at Life Changers Church. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, at the church.

Arrangements by Moran & Goebel Funeral Home, 2801 N. Monroe Street, Decatur, IL 62526. View the obituary, send condolences, and share memories with the family at

Homegoing Service
June 2, 2018
11:00 am
Life Changers Church
June 2, 2018
10:00 am
- 11:00 am
Life Changers Church
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  1. Rodney and I spent many hours analyzing the Green Bay Packers. He was well versed on team and individual player statistics. Always a great guy who could make me smile when we’d run into each other in the AES Office Bldg.
    I’m going to miss seeing Rodney at the YMCA.
    Condolences to Lynn and all Rodney’s family.
    RIP my friend and we’ll talk sports and Staley
    on the other side.
    Jim Slade

  2. Rodney was my cousin who treated my Keith and I like little brothers. We learned a lot about life from him and his four brothers. We were always staying with them and we always had the greatest times. I will miss him truly.
    R.I.H cousin.

  3. RIH Rodney Dixon seem like I have know him for most of my life I remember growing up on Clinton Street and my house was right down the street from each other , he was a very kind and gentle Person and friend I will never forget , to Marion , Lynn,Toppie and Kieth you are in my prayers Strength grows in the moments when you think you can't go on but you keep going anyway

  4. Hey Marlon, Lynn, Leroy and Jim so sorry for your loss as we know Rod is listening to a lil P funk and saying that he's okay. Love y'all and God bless

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