Dixon was proud of the distinction. In his biography on the city’s website, Dixon proclaimed: “Our community has prospered greatly because of our ability to grow the sweetest onions in the world!”
At the time of his death, Dixon was in his seventh term as mayor, according to the website.
“My Father was the Mayor of Vidalia from 1966 to 1973,” Dixon wrote. “I served on the Vidalia City Council for 16 years starting in 1977. I began my first term as Mayor January 5, 1994, making me the 29th Mayor of Vidalia.”