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Joshua “Toby” Samuel Dixon, 39, of Bear Creek, passed away on Saturday, April 2, 2022, at his home.

Mr. Dixon was born in Chatham County on January 1, 1983, the son of Steven Dixon and Jan Beal.

Josh was a graduate of Chatham Central High School. He had worked hard, from Hart’s Furniture to many, many years as a truck driver. His most recent accomplishment was working as a Water Plant Operator for the Town of Pittsboro, which he thoroughly enjoyed.

God made Josh so big to fit the size of his heart, he was a gentle giant. He was a devoted family man that cherished the time with his children, and loved to do anything to keep his wife happy. Josh was the kind of person to do anything for anyone, and would go out of his way to help or talk to everyone. To know him was to love him. He was the kind of person everyone gravitated to. Josh was also a member of Hickory Grove Baptist Church. He is preceded in death by his father, Steven Lane Dixon.

He is survived by his wife Michelle Lowe Dixon; children, Haley Corley, Blake Dixon, and Samantha Dixon, all of the home; mother, Jan Beal and husband Ronnie of Bear Creek; and step mother, Donna Dixon of Siler City.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, April 14, 2022, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 N. Second Ave., Siler City. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, April 15, 2022, at Hickory Grove Baptist Church, 17721 N.C. Hwy. 902, Bear Creek, with Rev. Darrell Garner officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the Dixon family.

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