November 5, 2004 - January 11, 2022
Before Levi had ever breathed his first breath on earth there was a plan for him. He was born in Seoul, Korea but over 6500 miles away his family in Oklahoma anxiously awaited their beautiful boy. He arrived and was placed in their arms in June of 2005. Preparations had been made to receive him and one of the items he was greeted with was a blanket that he kept close at hand for 17 years, a symbol of the love and security he would always know with his Dixon family. Like Levi kept that blanket around, his family and friends will keep Levi in their hearts and minds forever. Shortly before Levi turned two, he gained a best friend when his baby sister, Lily, was born. Levi and his sister were great entertainment for each other. They were both very imaginative and loved exploring the many venues that life afforded them. They spent endless hours building with Legos. There was even a summer that was dubbed, The Summer of Legos! They made videos together and even started to write books together when Levi was in the 4th grade. Lily would help Levi with the plot and sometimes illustrate his books. Their dad would bind their creations. Those books remain on the family bookshelves. At the age of 17 Levi had many characteristics that could be applied to a renaissance man. While it is doubtful that he would have thought of himself as such, a look back over his life tells the story. Levi was well-read and well-rounded in what he chose to read. He had read many of the classics as well as more modern literature. For his light reading he would indulge in Stephen King and Manga. He needed to have his books in hardback form. One could not get the smell and feel that was needed from a book on Kindle. His voracious love of reading challenged teachers as he read increasingly harder books that were well above his grade level. They struggled to find AR tests for the books he was reading so that he could get his points. His love of reading started in a very unlikely place, Nintendo DS. His dad recalls that Levi kept coming and asking what the game was saying on the screen, so Jeffrey told him he was going to need to learn how to read that stuff. He was very motivated to play the games, so he learned to read! Levi has had a lifelong love of gaming. When he advanced to the Nintendo 3DS Levi and Lily made movies together with it. One such movie was about a zookeeper and killer escaped monkey. He went through quite the progression of different gaming systems, Wii, iPad, computer, Xbox, Xbox 360 and finally a gaming computer. Levi and Lily played Minecraft for countless hours. His laptop shows that he has logged 980 hours on Destiny. He also avidly watched YouTube videos about gaming so that he could become even better. To his credit, he was willing to help others improve their skills. He loved many different styles and genres of music. He even fancied himself a critic. Levi needed two Instagram accounts, one of which he used strictly to review music. He had recently discovered a great love for music on vinyl and enjoyed listening to albums as they played on his turntable. That was enjoyable, but he still needed the music on Spotify and iTunes that could be piped into his head through one of his many pairs of headphones. He considered himself a connoisseur of headphones and had researched to know which the best ones were for enhanced listening or while on the go. Food was another favorite thing for Levi. He liked helping with preparation as well as trying new and different things. In 2020 the Dixon family decided to entertain themselves during the pandemic by eating their way around the world. Levi was adventurous and enthusiastic about this project. He had a rating scale for foods and even though he would happily try new things it wasn’t often that any food could beat McDonald’s French fries on the rating scale! Levi had plans to travel the world. He liked to brag that he had already crossed an ocean and had seen Los Angeles at 6 months old. He had many places on the map he wanted to visit, but none more important on the list than Japan. He was very impressed with the efficiency of their society. He also wanted to sample all different kinds of food from the places he traveled. His sister does stipulate that most of the food he wanted to experience on his travels sounded “yucky”. Levi had an entrepreneurial spirit. He understood the concept of working to get what he wanted, and he was willing to do that. He once mowed the lawn to get money for a copy of War and Peace. He later saved to purchase a hardback copy. He would wheel and deal with his parents to earn the funds for the things he wanted. He was a great employee when he was old enough to work, he worked through the pandemic and was given increased responsibility for a high school student. The social aspect of his life was also important. At times it may have been in the online gaming world, sometimes through scouts and at school he had a core group of friends that he had been with since grade school. These friendships all nurtured camaraderie and competition, always pushing each other to be better, to do better. All of these friendships helped Levi to become a well-rounded young man. Levi became a part of the Scouting program when he was in the first grade. He was inducted into the Order of the Arrow, attended NYLT and NAYLE at The Philmont Scouting Ranch. He achieved the rank of Eagle Scout with 3 Palms in March of 2021. His family saw Levi truly blossom after he attended the National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience (NAYLE) in 2019. There was something about this experience that brought him into a new, more confident phase in his life. In 2020 Levi was an instructor for National Youth Leadership Training. He surprised many with the enthusiasm he brought to the task. Of course, anyone who truly knew Levi, knows that he lived by the Scout Motto to always be prepared! This motto may have been a part of Levi’s psyche long before he learned it in scouts. He had an intrinsic need to have things well planned. When the family instituted a family calendar, he made sure to faithfully calendar things, sometimes three months in advance! He liked menus and was a little disappointed that Debi didn’t make them for a year at a time. Levi was planning for the end of his high school career. His classes in the Biosciences and Medicine program at Francis Tuttle challenged him daily. He had worked towards his goal of becoming a Valedictorian at Deer Creek High School for many years. He had colleges narrowed down to OSU, OU or Baylor. A brain tumor was not in his plan, but he still managed to grab life by the tail even when everything was uncertain with his health. His family and friends helped him to live life to the fullest up to the end. He did things he loved, buying new albums, laughing with friends, and going to school when he could. Levi is survived by his parents, Jeffrey and Debi Dixon and his sister Lily. He leaves behind an extended family and friends that are as varied as Levi’s eclectic tastes. Levi’s family cannot begin to express their thanks to the faculty and students at Deer Creek Schools and the Francis Tuttle Technology Center. School was such an integral part of Levi’s life. He got so much joy out of being at school. Both schools went above and beyond to accommodate his needs during the last month. They would also like to thank the medical and support staff at the Oklahoma Children’s Hospital at OU. All their kindness and patience did not go unnoticed. There were so many that touched our hearts during this time with Levi. A celebration of Levi's life will be at 3:30pm on Friday, February 18th at Quail Springs Baptist Church. To honor Levi, and his colorful life, we request that everyone wear vibrant colors and crazy socks to the service.
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