Corporal James M. Dixon III, 30, died Sunday, February 19, 2012 at his residence from events related to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder received while serving his country in the U.S. Marine Corps with three tours in Iraq. He was a Purple Heart Recipient in addition to the Combat Action Ribbon, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Meritorious Mast, Navy Unit Commendation, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, Certificate of Commendation, Iraq Campaign Medal, National Defense Medal, and the Sea Service Deployment Ribbon. He graduated from Appling County High School in the top three in his class and went on to Georgia Southern University to receive a Masters Degree in Business Administration. He enjoyed his friends, dog, nieces and military family.
Survivors are his parents, Jimmy and Sue Brannen Dixon of Baxley; a sister and brother-in-law, Serran and Larry Aaron of Jesup; nieces, Mallory, McKenzie and Taylor Aaron of Jesup; a host of uncles, aunts, and cousins.
Funeral services were at 11:00 a.m. Friday, February 24, at Memorial Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. Amos McMillan, the Rev. Carl Rowell and the Rev. Justin McLellan officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery with U.S. Marine Military Honors.
Honorary pallbearers were U.S. Marine friends and the 1999 Class of Appling County High School.
Visitation was held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 23, at Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home, 860 U.S. Highway 301, Jesup.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home of Jesup, was in charge of arrangements.
james dixon was a loving caring hero,he loved being in the war fighting for our country,wake up people he did his job very well,plus he cherished his family and friends most of all,you cant find a person like he was give you the shirt off his back,thats how good he was,james your body may gone but your still in our heart i am glad you were friends with my son in school.he thought of you like his brother.god love you in jesus name,martys thompsons mother.