Robert Kenneth Dixon, Jr.

Published 5:53 pm Thursday, December 14, 2023

Robert Kenneth Dixon, Jr. of Seaside, CA passed away on Dec. 1, 2023, at Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, after a brief and sudden illness. He passed surrounded by his family and close friends.

Robert was born in South Bend, IN to Lydia (Green) and Robert Dixon, Sr. He was raised in Niles, MI by his paternal Aunt and Uncle, Menella (Dixon) and Rufus Leath, after the death of his father Robert, Sr. He graduated from Niles High School (1968), enlisted in the U.S. Army, and was stationed at the Presidio of Monterey.  After discharging from the Army (1972), Robert made Monterey his home. Robert made a career in the car business, staying for over 30 years. He retired from his management position at Val Strough Cypress Coast Dealership Group in 2019.

In 1979, Robert married Lynne White in Teaneck, N.J. They had two sons Robert “Robby” (1983) and John (1987). Always a supportive husband and father, he celebrated the marriage of both sons and loved being a “Grandad” to his three grandchildren, Myles and his twin granddaughters, Avery and Sadye.

Robert is survived by his wife, Lynne White Dixon, sons Robert K. Dixon III (Meghan) and John M. Dixon (Ashley), his grandchildren Myles Joseph Dixon, Avery Lynne Dixon and Sadye Mae Dixon, and a host of family and friends.  He is preceded in death by his mother and father Lydia (Green) Torbert and Robert K. Dixon, Sr., and his Aunt and Uncle, Menella and Rufus Leath.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2023, at 10 a.m., at the Mission Mortuary & Memorial Park in Seaside, CA. In lieu of flowers the family is requesting donations be made in Robert’s name to either The Village Project, Inc. or Chartwell School both in Seaside.