He was born Jan. 3, 1929, in Tebbetts, Mo., the son of Alfred D. Dixon and Lilly Holtwick Dixon.
Richard married Mary Ramsey on May 6, 1949, in Warrenton, Mo.
He was a veteran having served in the United States Navy.
He had worked for the MK&T Railroad and retired as a clerk with the U. S. Postal Service.
He was a member of the First United Methodist Church.
Richard was also a member of Pioneer Harvest Fiesta and was a past member of the Bourbon County Fair Board.
He was a member of the Rising Sun Masonic Lodge #8, National Association of Federal Employees and the Postal Workers Union.
Richard was active in the Wednesday morning men's prayer breakfast, Thursday morning Chamber of Commerce coffees and the Corona Train Museum.
Survivors include his wife Mary, of the home; one son, Richard B. Dixon II and wife Susie, Springfield, Mo.; two daughters Susan Anderson, Springfield, Mo., and Frances Cross, Edgerton, Kan.
Also surviving are seven grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; four nieces and five nephews.
He was preceded in death by four brothers, Carl, Herbert, Vernon and Ray Dixon and a son-in-law, Chuck Cross..
Rev. Paul Babcock will conduct funeral services at 10 a.m., Monday in the First United Methodist Church.
Burial will follow in U. S. National Cemetery with Military Honors conducted by the Olson Frary Burkhart Post No. 1186 V.F.W.
Memorials are suggested to the First United Methodist Church and may be sent to Cheney Witt Chapel, P.O. Box 347, Fort Scott, Kan.
Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.