Michael “Mike” Thomas Dix, age 62 of Staunton, IL formerly of Collinsville, IL, born April 16, 1953 in St. Louis, MO passed away at 12:15 p.m. on Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, IL.
Mike was a 1971 Collinsville High School graduate. An expert marksman for the U.S. Marines, he attained the highest marksmanship score of his platoon while firing for qualification. He retired as a Union Laborer for Laborers Local #44 in Collinsville. Mike enjoyed the outdoors – hunting and fishing. He was dearly loved by his family and will be missed.
He was preceded in death by his father, Carl James Eberle.
He is survived by his mother, Mae E. nee Kuntz Eberle of Glen Carbon, IL; a daughter, Carrie (Tim) Carlisle of Collinsville, IL; two grandchildren: Logan and Lily; a brother, Joe (Geri) Dix of McClean, VA; two sisters: Mary (Jim) Rocca of Glen Carbon, IL and Liz (Joe) Feldmann of Bradenton, FL; aunt Betty Eberle; cousins: Sandi (Frank) Werner and Jennifer (John) Sanford; numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 12pm to 2pm on Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at Barry Wilson Funeral Home, 2800 North Center Street, Maryville, IL.
Memorial service will be at 2pm following the visitation with Father John Beveridge officiating. Burial will be in SS Peter & Paul Catholic Cemetery, Collinsville, IL.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Wounded Warriors and will be received at the funeral home.
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