Jack Dixon died peacefully at the age of 88.

Jack Dixon was blessed with a large and loving family. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Janie Dixon; his son and his wife, Gary and Cheryl Dixon; his two daughters and their husbands, Marvin and Cheryl Kobza and Brian and Becky Clute; his eight grandchildren and their spouses; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Jack Dixon was an authentic cowboy all of his life. He was a special man that touched many lives. Toward the end of his life he became known for making others smile. Many remember him saying upon being asked how he was doing that day, he would cheerfully reply, "Better now that you are here!"

A funeral is scheduled for 2 p.m. on Oct. 24, 2017, at Prestonwood Baptist Church, 6801 West Park Boulevard, Plano, Texas 75093.