By Bobbie Poynter
“He was a friend to all.”
Claudia Greenwood spoke from the heart as she described the late Charley Greene Dixon, the man who had been her long-time friend and mentor, to the guests at the Leadership Tri-County annual dinner in Corbin Monday night. Leadership Tri-County was presenting its first-ever Luminary Award to Dixon’s family in honor of his outstanding leadership in the Tri-County.
Dixon dedicated his live to the betterment of his community as Knox County attorney. Among his numerous accolades, Dixon established juvenile, family and adult drug courts in Knox County and passionately advocated for the expansion of drug-free education and treatment effort across the region.
“We know that Charlie lived his life to the fullest, and he touched so many people,” said Greenwood. “There are special people who never leave us, even after they are gone. Charley was one of those people.”
In a letter to the Dixon family, Danielle Smoot, Leadership Tri-County Board Secretary said, “He illuminated this region through his heart of service, and we want to take time to remember his tenacious work to help others in the Tri-County area. His efforts will have a lasting impact on the growth, security and health of people in our Tri-County communities.”