Obituary of Randy D. Dixon
On Monday, October 8th, 2018, Randy D. Dixon, a good man, loving husband, father, and friend, passed away peacefully at his St. Petersburg home.
Randy was born on July 31st, 1950 in Johnson City, TN to Frank and Madge (Houston) Dixon, Jr. He and his mother moved to Atlanta when Randy was 6 years old. He received his art training at the Atlanta Art Institute and received several design awards from the state of Georgia for his art. He began his career as a graphic artist in the printing industry. He married Rhonda Dixon and welcomed their son Jamie into the family in 1970. In 1979, he moved to Florida with his second wife, Karen Greenawald, after falling in love with the view crossing the Howard Frankland bridge. He continued to work in the graphic arts/printing field in Florida for many years and changed careers after graduating from St Petersburg College with his Registered Nurse degree in 1995. He practiced nursing at Bayfront Medical Center (telemetry), Largo Medical Center (Open Heart ICU), and Bay Pines Medical Center (SICU), retiring from nursing in 2010. In 2014 he married Cindy Elliott. Together they remodeled and created their dream home. It was in this home that Randy passed away with Cindy at his side.
Randy was a prolific, creative artist both professionally and in his spare time. He also enjoyed playing pool, fishing, gardening, shooting, walking on the beaches and working on and driving his El Camino. While he could be considered cantankerous at times, he had a great sense of humor which he freely shared with everyone he met. He enjoyed helping others and could be counted on to be there when needed.
Randy is survived by his wife, Denica “Cindy” Elliott; previous wives, Karen Greenawald, and Rhonda Dixon; his son Jamie Dixon, and step-daughter Erin Howard. He was blessed with grandchildren Marissa Banks, Lauren Fulghum, Layla Howard, and Chelsey Howard; and great-grandchildren Tim and Kaylee Banks, and Connor Fulghum.
In keeping with Randy’s wishes, there will not be a public service.