EA “Sandy” Dixon, 81, died of an increasingly complicated illness on January 13, 2021, at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. 

He was the beloved husband of Margaret “Peggy” Cortright Dixon, with whom he shared 26 years of marriage. Sandy and Peggy retired from Philadelphia to Beaufort six years ago.

Sandy was born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. He attended the Haverford School and later graduated from Princeton University as a philosophy major.

After serving as an officer with the U.S. Air Force, he graduated with honors from the George Washington University Law School. He was an editor for the George Washington University Law Review. 

Sandy practiced law for 13 years in Philadelphia and later entered the title insurance field as an underwriting and claims counsel. 

Most recently, he worked as a consultant to the legal department of The Security Guarantee Corporation of Baltimore. Sandy earned a “Service Award” from the Pennsylvania Land Title Association for legislative work on its behalf, was voted a Top Lawyer by “Main Line Today,” a suburban Philadelphia magazine, and is listed in “Who’s Who in American Law.” 

He also served on boards of directors of several corporations and nonprofit organizations.

Sandy loved living in the Lowcountry. He was particularly fond of his activities at the Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club and Saturday croquet games with good friends in Habersham. 

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children Thomas William Wood Dixon (Kathryn Barr), Abigail Dixon Luther (Tom Luther), Marion Dixon, Ph.D. (Anouar Mzoudi); his stepdaughter, Meghan MacConnell (Keith MacConnell); and nine grandchildren.

The family will gather together in a private ceremony to celebrate Sandy’s life at 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 20, 2021. You are welcome to join the service via Zoom by clicking here. The meeting ID is 769 9716 9238 and the passcode is h6Wf7P.

Instead of flowers, the family requests memorial gifts to the Port Royal Sound Maritime Center, 310 Okatie Highway, Okatie, South Carolina, 29909, where Sandy was a volunteer docent.