US Coast Guard

MEC Devin Dean Dix, US Coast Guard, Ret.

February 3, 1966 ~ October 25, 2023 (age 57) 57 Years Old

MEC Devin Dean Dix, US Coast Guard, Ret. Obituary

MEC Devin Dean Dix, US Coast Guard, Ret., 57,  a dedicated and proud Chief Maritime Enforcement Specialist, passed away on October 25, 2023 at Duke University Medical Center. He was born on February 3, 1966, in Tampa, Florida, to the late Jerry Dix and Kathleen Cantillon Dix. His life was a testament to honor, protection, and unwavering love for his family and country.

Devin's legacy was marked by a remarkable 23-year career in the United States Coast Guard before retiring, during which he served his nation with unwavering pride and dedication. His commitment to safeguarding both his country and the innocent was a defining quality that touched the lives of many.

He was not only a protector of the nation but a guardian of those he held dear, particularly women and the innocent. Devin's love for his family knew no bounds, and he was a steadfast provider, ensuring their well-being and happiness.

Devin wanted to express his deep gratitude to all the military members he served alongside during his distinguished career. He considered it a true honor to stand side-by-side with these brave individuals in service to the nation.

He also cherished the companionship of his neighbors, who provided him with great peace and a sense of community. Living alongside them was a source of comfort and camaraderie that he held dear.

Devin held a special place in his heart for his beloved “Papa Joe”, who played an instrumental role in shaping him into the remarkable man he became. His journey was marked by the invaluable guidance and wisdom imparted by his “Papa Joe”.

Devin's life was not complete without the love of his life, his late wife, Rosa Dix, who preceded him in death in May 2022. He deeply missed her after her passing, and now they are reunited for eternity, their love enduring beyond this life.

He will be remembered for his selflessness, his dedication to service, and his boundless love for his family. His legacy lives on in the hearts of all those he touched, and his memory will forever be cherished by those who had the privilege of knowing him.

Devin is survived by his daughters, Danielle Dix of Valley Center, CA and Meagan Dix of Ramona, CA; grandchildren, Liam Epperson, Kennen & Melody Fortini and Penelope Limones; Siblings, Roberta Erin Dix of Wake Forest, Shannon Hammett of Marathon, FL and Susan Aversa of Wake Forest; brother-in-law, Will Jimenez; father-in-law, Wilfredo Jimenez; long time friend, Marshall Christy; many nieces, nephews and extended family members.

A memorial service to honor Devin’s life was held at 3 o’clock, Sunday afternoon, November 5, 2023 at Clancy Strickland Wheeler Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Devin’s memory to Interact of Wake County. (www.interactof InterAct is the only provider of domestic violence and sexual assault services in Wake County, North Carolina - saving lives, rebuilding lives and securing safer futures for individuals and families in our community.

Arrangements by Clancy Strickland Wheeler Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 1051 Durham Road, Wake Forest, NC 27587.(919)556-7400

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Memorial Service
November 5, 2023

3:00 PM
Clancy Strickland Wheeler Funeral Home
1051 Durham Road
Wake Forest, North Carolina 27587


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