Dixon remembered affectionately by community, region and state

June 24, 2014

DixonPeople from the Knox County community, surrounding areas and even state-wide are remembering former County Attorney Charley Greene Dixon with anecdotal stories and memories that are quickly filling email inboxes and voicemails.


Dixon, who was diagnosed with colon cancer during a vacation in May 2013, lost his battle at around 2 a.m. Monday morning. As the close-knit Barbourville community attempts to chronicle Dixon’s life and grieve his passing, outpourings of affection for Dixon, his wife Marsha and the couple’s children has come from both near and far. Senator Mitch McConnell said Dixon’s lived his life admirable, always giving in abundance to his community.

“Elaine and I were very saddened to hear of the untimely passing of Mr. Charley Dixon. Charley’s work as the former Knox County Attorney, as well as his activities with the Barbourville City School, the Barbourville BETA Club, and UNITE were legendary, and I was always so admiring that such a young man could give so much. Our deepest condolences go to his wife, Marcia, and his children, Callie Ann and Charleston. All of the Commonwealth is poorer for his loss,” McConnell said.

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