Jasper Lee Dixon

August 14, 1958 ~ March 31, 2022 (age 63)


Jasper Lee Dixon was born August 14, 1958, to the late Livingston Dixon and Retee Drayer Dixon in England, Arkansas.  In his home surrounded by his wife and children, Jasper departed this life at 5:00 p.m. on March 31, 2022.

Jasper accepted Christ at an early age at Mount Zion Baptist Church in Pettus, Arkansas.  He later joined Walnut Grove Family Ministry in North Little Rock under the leadership of Bishop Ray Floyd.  He served as a deacon for many years.  Jasper served faithfully in various roles.  He attended Sunday School and Bible Study until his health declined.  Even when he did not feel well, Deacon Jasper pressed on anyway.  He was deeply loved by the deacons/deaconess and the entire Walnut Grove church family.

Jasper attended Carver Elementary School and is a Lonoke High School Class of 1976 graduate.  He enjoyed playing basketball, pool, and dominoes.

Throughout his life, Jasper was a hard worker.  His first job included mowing yards and farming.  After his workday, Jasper said his mother would always have warm tea cakes or baked sweet potatoes ready for him.  His career included working with many large companies such as Southern Farm, Remington Arms in Lonoke, and Aristech Chemical in Jacksonville.

For more than thirty-five years, Jasper was married to the love of his life, Clara Harris.  He was a devoted and faithful husband who honored the Lord including being the head of the household and caring for his family.  He loved to take Clara on long drives to talk about life.  Once an empty nest, he enjoyed spending quality time with just the two of them playing cards or dominoes.  He was a protector who was always compassionate, caring, and genuine.  He also loved all of his children.  He raised the boys as if they were his own and taught them to be respectful men.  He spoiled his girls in every single way.  He raised them to know the perfect example of how they should be treated like the queens they are.  

Jasper was always the quietest person in the room.  However, his presence would be known by "the look" in his eyes or the shaking of his head.  If he was ever around your vehicle, it was in good hands.  Without asking or even being prompted, he would tell you to check your tires, etc.  Jasper had a good eye for paying attention to detail and noticing the small things, yet proactive to keep one safe.  These characteristics and gestures are what made him truly one of a kind.  

Jasper is preceded in death by his father, Livingston Dixon, mother, Retee Drayer Dixon, brothers, Roscoe Rhodes, George Bolden, Horace (Jimmy) Dixon Sr, sister, Dorothy  Franklin, and great-grandchild, Aubrey D. Scruggs.  

He leaves to cherish his memories his lovely wife, Clara Dixon, sons, Joseph (Ina) Harris, Lonoke, Arkansas and Bennie (Yalounda) Williams, Jacksonville, Arkansas: daughters, Amanda (Lloyd) Howard, Sherwood, Arkansas and Jasmine Dixon, North Little Rock, Arkansas.  He also leaves behind his nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, his siblings include brother, Eddie (Patricia) Dixon, sisters, Rutha Dixon, Margaret Wilbon, Shirley Dixon, Erma (Ernest) Johnson, Lula Dixon, Samella Dixon, Brindon Dixon, Rose Dixon, Norma (Roger) Evans, and sister-in-law Robbie Dixon, and an uncle, Roy Coleman.  Jasper will always be remembered by a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.  He strongly influenced many including his young family, his nephews, Rodney Dixon and the late Sammy Dixon and his niece Parice (Thomas) Bowser.  

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Funeral Service
April 9, 2022

11:00 AM
First Baptist-NLR
2015 Main Street
North Little Rock, AR 72114

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