William “Bill” Dixon

Bill Dixon, 62, passed away on August 11, 2022 in Houston, Texas with his family by his side. He was born on November 11, 1959 in Blue Island, Illinois to Adelle and William Dixon. On March 10, 1982, he married Kathy Bend and raised their daughter Katrina in Houston. Bill earned a BS from Northern Illinois University, an MBA from University of Houston Clear Lake, and a PHD from Waldon University and retired as a strategic planning consultant at Ernst and Young.

Bill was a charismatic lifelong learner who loved deeply and poured himself into everything he did, making those around him feel instantly connected to him through his sharp wit and affable nature. Passionate about helping others, Bill served his community extensively throughout his life, serving on nonprofit boards and volunteer activities through his church. Most recently Bill served in various leadership roles at Webster Presbyterian Church and as Board President at Interfaith Caring Ministries.

Year Organization Positions/ Awards
December 3, 2022 Prayers of the People Lay Champlain’s Appreciation The Elizabeth Mason Marshall Award
2019-2022 Interfaith Caring Ministries President-Select
2019 Webster Presbyterian Church Ruling Elder (Session Member), Co-chair Vision Team, Nominating Committee Chairman
1985-2019 Webster Presbyterian Church Elder, Chair Christian Education, Youth Sponsor, Sunday School Teacher
2018-2021 Methodist Clear Lake Hospital, Prayers of the People Spiritual Care Volunteer
2018-2019 American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Legal Observer, Rapid Response Team Member
2007-2015 Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) Executive Committee, Visitation Team Chair, Visitation Team Member
1993-1995 St. Luke’s Hospital, Presbyterian Outreach to Patients Lay Chaplin
1987-1991 UHCL Alumni Association Board Member
1990-2010 Bay Area Rowing Club President, Vice President, Rowing Instructor
1988-1990 Friends of Freeman Library Chair, Board Member

 

Bill was preceded in death by his father William Dixon, mother Adelle Dixon and sister Linda Dixon. Bill is survived by his wife, Kathy Dixon; daughter, Katrina Marrow; son-in-law, Brandon Marrow; grandchildren, Hailey and Parker Marrow; sister, Joyce Clark and husband, Jim Clark; brother, Jim Dixon; nieces, Jillian Clark, Jessica Wisdom, and Jennifer Dixon; and numerous family members and friends

A memorial will be held on Saturday, August 27, 2022, at 2 p.m. at Webster Presbyterian Church, 201 W. Nasa Parkway, Webster, TX 77598.  In lieu of flowers those wishing to make a memorial donation in Bill Dixon’s memory may do so to Webster Presbyterian Church for the Renewal of the Education Wing (www.websterpresby.org; 201 W. Nasa Parkway, Webster, TX 77598); or to Interfaith Caring Ministries (www.icmtx.org; 151 Park Avenue, League City, TX 77573).

17 comments

  1. I was saddened to learn of Bill’s passing. I met Bill at Shady Oaks Camp for Cerebral Palsy youth and adults many years ago. It was obvious even then that he was interested in helping people. Rest In Peace.

    Cyndi Drew
  2. I had the pleasure of working beside Bill on a project in New York City a few years back. His professionalism, his infectious laugh, his unassuming demeanor were always a joy in even the most difficult situations. I was lucky to have crossed paths will Bill and am ever thankful for having known him.
    My sincere condolences.

    Miles Ross
  3. We are all so very sorry for your loss. Bill was loved by all and will be missed by those who knew and loved him. Our deepest sympathy and prayers are with all of you. Hugs and love from the DiBellos and Knights.

    Lesley DiBello
  4. I was so saddened by Mr. Bill Dixon’s passing. I got to know Bill from her daughter Katrina Marrow who has been helping to pay my University tuition here in Africa. I prayed with Mr. Bill concerning his health but we believe all things happen together for good to them that love the Lord. I believe he is in a better place.
    My sincere condolences.

    Winnie Mugabekazi
  5. I was so saddened to hear this news – Bill was a very special man who always had a kind word and so much wisdom. We worked together at EY and I will never forget the impact he had on me and my career. Good bless!

    Louise Lorton
  6. I am so shocked and sad to learn of this. I worked with Bill for many years at Ernst & Young and always found him to be a fine and learned man. My deepest condolences to his family.

    alex Baker
  7. May you be greeted in heaven with the joy you spread through this world. God give your family strength. The world is less without you, but yourb spirit is always here. My deepest condolences.

    Jackie L McCarthy
  8. Bill was an extraordinary human being. He lived and loved large, and he gave himself away to everyone he knew. He was generous to a fault, selfless, and compassionate. It was my privilege to serve as one of his pastors for the past 19 years. He made me a better pastor and better human. We shared a passion for social justice, and Bill put his passion into action on behalf of those who needed it most. Rest in peace, dear friend.

    Rev. Helen P. DeLeon

    Rev. Helen P. DeLeon
  9. Our deepest sympathies to all who loved him. He will missed. Jimmy and I will regrettably be out of town and wont be able to attend to celebrate his life but we will be here in spirit.

    Jimmy and Nancy Spivey
  10. Bill’s smile, faith and love for his family will forever be his legacy! Godspeed! Heaven gain the hardest working angel!!

    Tina Blake
  11. I will always remember Bill’s voice!
    God bless him and all his family. You’re in our thoughts and prayers.

    Norine Gill
  12. Very sad, Bill did so much for his community and Church. He will be missed by so many that respected and admired him.

    Doug McCann
  13. *I was shocked and saddened to hear of this loss. I so enjoyed joking around with Bill.

    Elizabeth Keenan
  14. I had the privilege to have known and worked closely with Bill through our time at WPC. Bill had a special skill for planning and getting things organized and underway. Along with Kathy, they made a great team for sparking the renovation of our churches old leaky education and office buildings. Bill had a special way of asking for help that made it impossible to say no. He will be missed, but his spirit will live on as we continue our renovations.

    Ed Tobia
  15. I like Bill the first time I met him. He usually had a smile and definitely had a sharp wit. Bill loved Webster Presbyterian, but loved people even more, especially the “other.” His heart for the people on the border of Texas/Mexico was just one of the many mission trips and efforts he was involved with.

    When Webster Pres. needed some TLC throughout the physical plant, Bill pitched in and did not stop when he was diagnosed with cancer. The last time I saw Bill in person he was working on the Educational wing. He was tired, nauseous and looked like he was in great pain. Rather than sit around the house waiting for his next round of chemo, Bill felt much better being useful at the church.

    Bill is a man for others to look up to; he inspired many to follow in his path. On my worst feeling day, if I talked or met up with Bill, he made me feel better when his first words were, “how are you today?” I will miss him.

    Rev. Dan Walker
  16. I am so saddened to hear about Bill’s passing. We’ve known each other for many, many years, going back to Shady Oaks Camp. He lived life to the fullest and was such a productive, caring person. He is truly missed by many.

    Sandie Capsuto
  17. Bill was a sweetheart! You have friends in Kansas City if you are ever this way, Kathy!

    Steve Onken

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