Son of the late Jasper Edwards Dixon and Jacqueline Faulkner Dixon passed away peacefully on May 7, 2022. He is survived by his wife, Virginia McDaniel; his brother, G. Gordon Dixon (Meg); a nephew, John Thomas Dixon, and two step-children, Warren and Jennifer McDaniel.
John Faulkner lived a life of service to the Gloucester community. After graduation from Mathews High School in 1961, he went on to teach and later earn a Master of Education from Old Dominion University. He returned to Gloucester in 1967 where he spent the next 33 years teaching math, first at Gloucester Intermediate and then at Peasley Middle School. He served on the Abingdon Rescue Squad for over 20 years, and the Abingdon Fire Department for 22 years where he was not only a member but also the Fire Department’s president for several years.
In his retirement he enjoyed camping and just “hanging out.” A three thousand-mile, forty-two-day trip to Alaska and a month in Nova Scotia were the highlights of his camping, but perhaps the best way to sum up his life is the use of his favorite hymn, “Great is Thy Faithfulness.” He was 79 years old.
Any remembrances are to be made to the Abingdon or Mathews Fire departments.