LINWOOD, N.J. — John Milton “Jack” Dix, 86, died peacefully on May 2 at Spring Village of Galloway Nursing Home, of complications of Alzheimer’s.
He was born April 22, 1928 on the Hotel Dennis of Atlantic City Farm (now the site of Mainland Regional High School) and lived most of his life in Steelmanville and Linwood.
He was a U.S. Army Veteran and actively served during the Korean War.
Jack was an avid gardener and a true ‘green thumb.’ After working the family farm and growing beautiful plants and flowers for a living, he and his wife, Jeannine, retired in 1987 to Woodstock where they lived life fully for 15 years. He continued to enjoy gardening and was an active member of the Woodstock Senior Center. They retired (again) to Virginia where Jack was involved with the Southern Farm Bureau and spent many happy days under the southern sun. After 10 years in Virginia, Jack and Jeannine proved you can indeed go home again and returned to New Jersey. He resided at the Spring Village Nursing Home for the past 18 months where he laughed often, was very well cared for and loved by all. The family extends their sincere gratitude to Grace Healthcare and the entire staff of Spring Village at Galloway for their loving and compassionate care of Jack.
Survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Jeannine Dix (nee Clayton) of Linwood; his children, Debbie and Mike Therriault of Davison, Michigan, Michael and Junetta Dix of Linwood; and, Jeff and Elaine of Egg Harbor Township; his grandchildren, The Therriault girls: Kristi, Anchorage, Alaska, Kelli, Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, and, Kati, Port Charlotte, Fla.; Wade and Nicole Dix of Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey; Austin Dix of Egg Harbor Township, and Zachary and Noah Dix of Linwood; N.J.; his in-laws David and Diane Clayton of EHT and Howard and Barbara Clayton of Gas City, Indiana; along with many nieces and nephews.
Condolences and fond remembrances of Jack would be greatly appreciated by Jeannine and may be sent to her at 213 E. Seaview Avenue, Linwood, NJ 08221.
This obituary first appeared in the May 8, 2014 print edition of the Vermont Standard.
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