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Dixon Gowan Travis Brown of Toano, passed peacefully on Nov. 6, 2011 at the age of 65.

Dixon loved spending time with his family and grandchildren. He also had a great love for Disney World and his Doberman Pinschers, and he could never pass up a good joke. He retired from Anheuser-Busch Brewery after 29 years of service.

He is survived by his wife, Gay M. Brown; children, Wendy B. Turner and her husband Leroy, Jenny Sutherland and her husband Aaron, Chip Gause, Patricia Daube and her husband Jeff, and three grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Heritage Humane Society, 430 Waller Mill Road, Williamsburg, Va. 23185 ( or to the Doberman Pinscher Rescue of Virginia( Online condolences may be offered at