Carr Boucher “Pete” Dix, 62, of Huron, was surrounded by family as he died peacefully on Tuesday afternoon, July 2, 2013, in Stein Hospice Care Center. After a long battle with emphysema, Pete can finally breathe easily again.
Pete was born on Feb. 12, 1951, in Columbus, to Carr Eugene and Helen (Boucher) Dix. He graduated from Upper Arlington High School in 1969 where he was a member of the state championship football team. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Hillsdale College in 1973, where he belonged to Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity.
Pete was a member of Science Lodge No. 50, Free and Accepted Masons, Sandusky and was a 32nd degree Mason belonging to the Scottish Rite in Humboldt Lodge No. 476.
Most of his working career was in sales to the railroad industry through Buckeye Steel Castings and Transco Railway Products.
Pete’s first love was fishing and his Lake Erie charter business, Dixie Jean Charters, was his favorite job. Many people would recognize Captain Pete driving around town with his motto “Growing old is mandatory, growing up is optional.”
Pete is survived by his wife of 40 years, Catherine (Franklin) Dix; his daughters, Julia (Tony) Coleman and Mary Jean (Eric) See; grandchildren, Alexandra and Cooper See; his sisters, Patricia “Momi” Palmieri and Penelope “Penny” (Rich) Bernard; and many nieces and nephews.
Pete was preceded in death by his parents, Dr. and Mrs. Carr E. Dix; a sister, Pamela Dix; and nephew, Bruce Bernard.
A celebration of Captain Pete’s life will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at Huron United Methodist Church where Pete was a member of the Soul Anchors band.
Memorial contributions may be given to Back to the Wild, P.O. Box 423, Castalia, OH 44824, or to the Huron United Methodist Church, 338 Williams St., Huron, OH 44839.
Foster Funeral Home & Crematory, Huron, is handling arrangements. Condolences may be shared at fosterfh.com.