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Dr. Dixon passes away

Patients and friends of Dr. James “Jimmy” Dixon were saddened at the news of his death Thursday, April 19, at his home in Brewton.

Though he lived in Brewton, Dr. Dixon had a successful family medicine practice in Atmore for more than 20 years.

He received his medical degree from A.T. Still University’s Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1993.

Law enforcement officials reportedly believe the death was from natural causes but are awaiting a formal coroner’s report before closing their death investigation.

As of Monday, April 23, Escambia County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Mike Lambert said the matter was still under investigation and his office had no information to release at that time.

As could be expected, Dr. Dixon’s patients were vocal on Facebook, expressing grief and disbelief:

“I am shocked. I loved Dr D so much. When he turned his life over to God he was so happy. Can always find other doctors but there will never be another one like him. I pray God will give his family strength and comfort during this time.”

“Atmore lost a great man, he will be missed by many. Praying God comforts his family.”

“He really cared about each and every patient.”

“He was a wonderful doctor and a God fearing man.”

Dr. Dixon was a member of Jay First Baptist Church.

He was 55. His obituary is on page 3 of this edition of Atmore News.