|Dixie Neal came from a musical family - his other brothers were musicians as well. Brother Alva Lee passed on in the 1950's. Dixie's younger brother Jack was an original member of Gene Vincent's Blue Caps. Jack passed in 2011.|
|Dixie was the steel player for Lucky Wray and the Palomino Ranch Gang. Brother Jack recalls that one of Dixie's proudest moments with the Lucky Wray band was traveling to Montgomery Alabama to play at the tribute / memorial show when Hank Williams passed away.|
|When Link, Vernon, Doug and Shorty headed to the country music hotspot of Washington DC, Dixie remained in Virginia. He had four children - Larry, Linda, Dixie Lee and Cindy. He also had five grandchildren.|
During his last years, Dixie didn’t play music, but continued to enjoy listening to it. He passed away in 1999.
(special thanks to brother Jack for this information)