The Obit For Rap Dixon

Former Baseball Player Here, Rap Dixon, Dies

The Harrisburg Evening News
Saturday, July 22, 1944

Funeral services for Herbert A. (Rap) Dixon, of 133 Adams Street, Steelton, former centerfielder for the old Harrisburg Giants Negro baseball team, who died on Thursday at Detroit, Mich., will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the George F. Hooper Funeral Home, Second and Adams Streets, Steelton, with the Rev. E. L. Green, pastor of the First Baptist Church, Steelton, officiating. Burial will be in Midland Cemetery.

He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Dixon, and one sister, Mrs. Rachel Ransom, of Steelton; two brothers, Paul, of Steelton and John, United States Army officers Training School, Wyoming; one uncle, the Rev. James F. Goodwin, Steelton, and two aunts, Mrs. May Rolan and Mrs. Sally Johnson, both of Harrisburg.

Friends may call at the funeral home tomorrow evening from 7 to 9 o’clock.