Ronald Dyer, 73
Ronald E. Dyer, 73, of South Webster went to be with his Lord and wife on Monday, July 23, 2012. He was born April 24, 1939, in Ashland, Ky.. He was the son of the late Edward and Alberta Dyer and step-son of Irene Dyer of Franklin Furnace.
He was a truck driver and owned his own business, Dyer Trucking, for 40 years. After a short retirement he continued driving for Conley Trucking for another 10 years.
He was a proud member of the United States Marine Corps Reserves and of the 317th CAMS division of the United States Air Force where he was an aircraft mechanic. He also represented the Air Force as a member of their basketball team that traveled throughout Europe.
He was an avid hunter and shared that with his sons, grand-daughter and best friend Mike Rose of South Webster. He loved watching his children and grand children play sports. He also loved watching and attending local racing with family and friends.
He was a graduate of Green High School in 1957 where he still remained in close contact with many of his classmates. Ron was also a devoted member of the Christ United Methodist Church in South Webster who had also become his extended family.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Brenda Dyer who he married on Oct. 20, 1962, in Manchester, Ohio. He is also preceded in death by a step-brother, Ronnie Whitt.
He is survived by Donnetta Dyer and Channa Dyer of South Webster, Aaron (Tracey) Dyer of Minford, and Bryan Dyer of Knoxville, Tenn. He is also survived by brothers Mike (Diane) Dyer, Kenny (Jeanne) Dyer, and Gary (Lynn) Dyer of Franklin Furnace and sisters Myra Jane Porter and Susie Baldridge of Franklin Furnace and step-sister Emily (Tom) Stetzer of Wellston, also many nieces and nephews, as well as a very special cousin Patty (Mike) Darnell of Wheelersburg.
He was the loving and proud grandpa of six grandchildren: Taylor, Jensen, Zachary, Mackenzie, Katie and Morgan. He is also survived by his sister-in-law, Judi Roberts and her family; Brett (Deanna) Roberts and their son Eli, and Ty Roberts all of South Webster as well as Kristin Young of Wheelersburg.
Funeral services will be conducted Friday, July 27, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Harrison Pyles Funeral Home in Wheelersburg Ohio; with Pastors Tom Charles and Sam Peters officiating. Friends may call Thursday, July 26, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and 1 hour before the service on Friday. Military graveside services will be conducted by James Dickey Post 23 at South Webster Cemetery.
Donations can be made in Ronald’s name to the Fisher House, Cincinnati VA Medical Center 3200 Vine Street, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45220.
The family would like to thank the people at the Cincinnati VA Medical Center, the Fisher House, and SOMC Hospice for their services.