FORESTVILLE - Norman E. Dix, 86, of Dennison Road, Forestville, died Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at TLC/HN-Lake Shore Hospital, Irving, following a brief illness.
He was born in the Town of Hanover on June 9, 1927, son of the late James and Gertrude (Lake) Dix.
Mr. Dix was a graduate of Forestville Central School, Class of 1944. He started his career working at his parents' store in Smith Mills, then managed the former Silver Creek Preserving for 28 years, was a dairy and grape Farmer for approximately 10 years, worked for the former Chisolm/Ryder, selling grape harvesters, then started his own business - Norm Dix Co., Forestville, selling grape harvester parts, for 27 years.
Mr. Dix was a trustee of the Forestville Pioneer Cemetery for over 40 years and was an exempt member of the Forestville Fire Department. He enjoyed playing baseball and occasional trips to the casinos.
Survivors include his wife, Lena (Meadows) Dix, of Forestville, whom he married November 17, 1951, in the Forestville United Methodist Church; two daughters, Suzanne (Ron) Kaliko of Hawaii, Jennifer (Jim) Cruver of Amherst; and two sons, James (Rebecca) Dix of Silver Creek and Robert (Lynette) Dix of Portland. Also surviving are 7 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, special niece Sandra Dix, along with several other nieces & nephews.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by 2 brothers, Donald & David Dix; 2 sisters Amelia Smith and Bessie Lee; and by a grandson, Daniel Dix.
Friends are welcome to call at the Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Friday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m., from where Funeral Services will be held Saturday afternoon at 1 o'clock, with Rev. William Leslie officiating. Interment will follow in Pioneer Cemetery, Forestville.
The family suggests memorial donations may be made to HOSPICE Chautauqua County, Inc., 20 W. Fairmount Ave., Lakewood, NY 14750. To post condolences go to www.rilesandwoolleyfuneralhome.com.