Memorial To Dixie Strode

Dixie Proffitt Strode, Age 67, passed away Wednesday, November 21, 2007 in Glasgow, KY. 

She was born in Barren County on January 13, 1940 to the late Clarence Ross Proffitt  and Banna Smith Proffitt. She was a 1957 graduate of Austin Tracy High School in Barren County, a 1961 graduate of Western Kentucky University, and then taught Home Economics in Vincennes, IN, then Burkesville, Tompkinsville, and Gamaliel, KY. She then worked as a home economist for Tri-County Electric and the Tennessee Valley Authority.

She later obtained her funeral directors license and worked in the business in which she and her husband opened in 1967, Strode Funeral Home, and later opened Strode’s Gamaliel Chapel in Gamaliel, KY

She is survived by her husband, Charles E. Strode of Tompkinsville, KY: one daughter and son-in-law, Charlotte & Dr. Steven Birge of Eighty Eight, KY; two brothers Bobby Daryl Proffitt of Louisville and Gayle Ross Proffitt of Lamb, KY; two grandchildren, Austin Birge and Bailey Birge of Eighty Eight, KY; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services were conducted 1:30 p.m. Sunday November 25, 2007  at the Strode Funeral Home in Tompkinsville. Interment followed in the Gamaliel Cemetery. 

Memorials were suggested to the Hope Lodge, 2008 Charlotte Aveneue, Nashville, TN 37203