Edward Clifton Dixon (Clif)Published 5:59pm Thursday, September 19, 2013
Edward Clifton Dixon (Clif), age 60, died September 17, 2013.
Born April 5, 1953, to Charles Miller Dixon & Alma Lacy Herzberg Dixon he was a graduate of Auburn University where he was a member of Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity.
He was a registered Landscape Architect and worked for over 31 years for the State of Alabama, completing his career with the Alabama Department of Conservation & Natural Resources.
He was an advocate for the profession of Landscape Architecture and served as Chairman of the Alabama Landscape Architects Registration Board during the terms of 5 different governors.
He also previously served as Chairman of the Auburn University Landscape Architecture Advisory Council, was a studio visitor, juror and lecturer. He was a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects.
He served previously as member and president of numerous other community and professional associations on a local, state and national level. He was an exhibited artist and a member of the Montgomery Art Guild.
With a deep commitment to Jesus Christ and to his church, he served as Vestryman, Junior Warden and Senior Warden. He also was a Stephen Minister, Sunday School Teacher, Verger, Lay Eucharistic Minister, Cursillo Parish Lay Rector and Lay Rector for Cursillo #189.
He was a graduate of the Sewanee School of Theology, Education for Ministry Program and an EFM Mentor. He regularly participated in the Men’s Thursday Morning Prayer Breakfast and was a longtime member of the BUFF Reunion Group.
At home in nature and in awe of God’s creation, he was an avid lifelong outdoorsman. He loved being with his wife, his children, and his friends outdoors, on the water, and fly fishing in any puddle or stream.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Joan Dixon, his two daughters Sarah Dixon Ramsey (Brad) and Grace Miller Dixon, his grandson Charles Miller Ramsey, his sister Lacy Dixon Gibson (Fletcher), a favorite sister-in-law, Donna Barrett (Walter), nieces, Alma Lacy Craft and Chloe Barrett, a nephew, Charles Thomas Gibson and a stepson, Cory P. Collier. He was predeceased by his parents.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, September 21 at 11 o’clock at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension by the Revs. John Coleman, Mark Waldo, Jr., Rebecca DeBow, Glenda Curry, and Bill Winters. Visitation one hour prior to service in Ascension Hall. Private family interment will follow at a later date.
Honorary Pallbearers will be: Richard Michael Ellis, Louis Colley, David Johnson Poundstone, Raymond Boykin, Jr., Lamar S. Woodham, Jr., Robert J. Russell, Jr., William Hodgson, Sr., Bill Garrett, Spencer Ryan, Idus Brendle , and William A. Gunter, IV, as well as Men of the Ascension Thursday Morning Prayer Breakfast and former wardens and vergers of the Church of the Ascension. Fellow Cursillistas: Roger Holliday, Steve Mistrot, Mark Waldo, Jr., Kenneth Boone, John Paul Musselman, Keehn Berry, III, Dr. Bill Curry, Mike DeBow, Mike Springer, Eric Leisy, and Dr. Joe Howell.
Memorials may be made to Alabama Episcopal Cursillo c/o Drew Edge, 3746 Colchester Road, Birmingham, AL 35223, Reality in Truth Ministries, Montgomery, AL or to the Building Fund of the Episcopal Church of the Ascension, 315 Clanton Ave., Montgomery, AL.
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