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K.O. Dixon Passes Away


Longtime Coffeyville businessman K.O. Dixon passes away.  Dixon was the founder and president of Dixon Industries.  Dixon passed away in Olathe on June 7th after suffering a stroke.


Dixon founded Dixon Industries in 1973 after Olin Dixon Inc., which was owned by his father and where he served as plant manager was sold.  Dixon Industries manufactured the Dizon ZTR riding lawnmower line.  He built the company into a multi-million dollar business with 200 employees.  Dixon sold the company in 1986 to the Coleman Company but remained as the founder and President for nearly 25 years.


He served on the Board of Directors of the Outdoor Power Institute, the Bank of America Kansas, President of the Coffeyville Country Club and the Country Club of the Rockies in Edwards, Colorado.  He also served as President of the Oklahoma Hereford Association.  In 2002 he was inducted into the Spears School of Business Hall of Fame at Oklahoma State University where he graduated from in 1960.


Dixon was 84.

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