Dixon Stephen Gilbreath
Dixon Stephen Gilbreath
  • November 4, 1939 - December 27, 2017
  • Houston, Texas

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Dixon Gilbreath went peacefully to be with the Lord on December 27th at the age of 78. Dixon was born in Weimar, Texas to Leona Kasper and Marvin Gilbreath. He was the eldest of five children.
While at Weimar HS he was active in football, baseball, and track. He went on to attend Rice University on a track scholarship. Dixon graduated in 1963 from Baker College with a Business Degree. He was always a proud Rice Alum, and supporter of the athletic department.
While at Rice he married Zelma Doris Kyser and had two children, Todd and Leigh.
Dixon started selling cars while at Rice and loved the business. He started Dixon Motors and ran his dealerships for over 30 years.
After retiring, Dixon spent many happy years with his second wife, Kay Meyers Gilbreath. He had many interests and was very proud of his children. He also had many friends.
The celebration of his life will be held at Heights Funeral Home, 1317 Heights Blvd., at 1 Pm on January 2, 2018. A reception for family and friends will be from 2-5 PM at the Historic Heights Firehouse just 1 block away at 107 W. 12th St. The burial will be held at a later date at Memorial Oaks Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, Kay asks that you take someone dear to you out for a nice meal and toast the great life Dixon enjoyed!