Peter Raymond Sebastian Dixon (Pistol Pete) went to be with his lord October 23, 2012 at his home in Denton, Texas. He was born April 9, 1952 to Raymond E. and Helen A. Dixon in Cheyenne, Wyoming. He is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by eight siblings: Mary K. Millet of Dublin, California, Anne B. Goddard of Bandon, Oregon, Julie E. Johnson of Austin, Texas, Jean F. Rux of Gillette, Wyoming, Matthew J. Dixon of Seattle, Washington, Molly H. Haggerty of North Bend, Washington, Lucy M. Stacy of Cheyenne, Wyoming, and Joseph L. Dixon of Seattle, Washington. He is also survived by his partner Bonnie Moore.
His siblings and their families are very much grieved by Pete’s passing. They remember him as someone that loved animals, especially horses and dogs. Pete loved anything Western; he was Cowboy in heart and soul and lived by the Cowboy Code. He always greeted everyone with a strong handshake and a big smile. Pete was the kind of friend, no matter what, always had your back. Although Pete was from Wyoming originally, he made his mark in Texas for over 27 years. He worked for Murray Lighting, selling to Builders and individuals, also helped youth with Show Steers. Other jobs were welding with his good friend Marvin Johns, landscaping for Premier Designs, and finally making his home at Foster’s Western Wear and Saddle Shop as head of the saddle and tack department.
Pete was community minded individual, he volunteered at the North Texas State Fair and Rodeo, where he pulled gates for the Top Bull riders and Cowboys with the Professional Rodeos. He was also a 20 year member of the Denton Elks Lodge, held many chair offices and served on many different committees, He was a True Elk.
Pete leaves behind many co-workers, customers, family, and friends that truly loved him and will miss his presence very much.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Pete Dixon Memorial Fund at First United Bank. Memorial will be Saturday at Denton Elks Lodge 228 E. Oak Street in Denton at 7:00.