MUCH MISSED: Devoted dad always had time for others
A FOND farewell will be said today (Thursday) to a loving father who died in a motorcycle accident on Charing Hill last week.
A service for Biddenden born and bred Kerry Dixon, 38, will be held at Charing Crematorium at 2.40pm.
His death leaves an irreplaceable gap in the lives of those clos- est to him, such as his mother Ross Rogers, father Keith Dixon and sister Melissa Harding.
Mrs Rogers said: “He was a boy who enjoyed life. He was so happy and had the biggest heart anyone could have.
“He always had time for other people.”
Mr Dixon, a former Homewood School pupil and father to a nineyear-old son and four-year-old daughter, died at the scene of the accident at about 8.55pm on October 11.
Mrs Rogers added: “He was the most devoted father. He would come home from work and play with the children, give them their tea and bath and read them a story every night.”
Melissa Harding remembers her younger brother, who worked for a plastering firm and who recently returned from a family holiday in Greece, as hard working, popular and upbeat.
She said: “He was my absolute soul mate.
“He could cope with things and nothing ever got him down. He was always so jolly.
“He would talk to strangers and wherever we went he would know someone.”
Well known in Biddenden and with friends in Chilham to which he had recently moved, Mr Dixon had a tremendous enthusiasm for motorcycles and an extensive collection of music.
Mrs Rogers remembers his caring attitude.
She said: “At one time I was in a job that I really hated. He came round and said, ‘Mum, hand in your notice and I’ll look after you.’
“I said, ‘Thanks, but I can’t do that’.”
Mr Dixon’s many friends and colleagues are invited to send flowers and donations will go towards Mr Dixon’s children’s trust funds.
Fuggles of Tenterden are handling the funeral.
Flowers have been left at the scene of the accident at the junction of Pilgrims Way and Charing Hill
Kerry Dixon, 38, from Biddenden, who was killed in a motorcycle accident last week