Curtis Dixon Retires

Curtis Dixon Retires

July 29, 2021

Curtis Dixon, Gas Systems Technician III, retired in the summer of 2020, during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. With most pandemic mandates now lifted, the Gas Department was finally able to hold his retirement luncheon in July.  

Curtis joined Greenville Utilities 22 years ago after having worked for Greenville Public Works. He first worked on a construction crew in the Gas Department before moving to a service crew, where he was responsible for installing gas services for residential, commercial, and industrial facilities. Curtis was able to operate all of the crew machine equipment in the Gas Department, and mostly operated the trencher. 

Curtis said that he most enjoyed working on the service crew. “Running service lines was nice because our job locations changed a lot,” he said. “And of course, I enjoyed working with folks here. We’re like family, we respect each other and get along great. I prayed every day before coming to work, and you don’t ever have a bad day when you pray and let God lead you.” 

During Curtis’ 22 years at GUC, the Gas Department installed 14,557 new services, expanded the Liquified Natural Gas Plant, opened Pitt County’s first Compressed Natural Gas Fueling Station, added 337 miles of new gas mains, purchased its first directional boring machine, and installed two additional gate stations, two additional regulator stations, and a high pressure main of 200 psi. 

In retirement, Curtis enjoys working out and exercising, doing yard work, and spending time with his wife, Jackie, and their kids and grandkids. You can also occasionally find him delivering cars for Greenville Auto Auction. 

We wish you continued good luck in retirement, Curtis!