He was born Aug. 20, 1948, near Buckhannon and was the son of the late James N. Dyer and Grace Boggs Dyer.
Mr. Dyer was a 1966 graduate of Franklin High School and attended Potomac State College and West Virginia University.
He was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was a farmer and had worked at Hanover Shoe Company, the galley at the Sugar Grove Naval Base and retired from public works at the naval base, where he specialized in water/sewage operations.
He was a member of Fairview-Bethel United Methodist Church, a member of the American Legion, a life member of the Sugar Grove V.F.W. Post #9666, and had been a volunteer fireman at the local South Fork substation. He had a passion for reading and anything chocolate.
On Dec. 20, 1970, he married Joyce Marie Bowers Dyer, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Alan Dyer (Brittany) of Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Derek Dyer (Angela) of Daniel Island, South Carolina; four grandchildren, Sierra Grace Dyer, Myles Dyer, Juliette Dyer and Scarlet Grace Dyer; a brother, Larry Shreve (Vel) of Virginia Beach, Virginia; and a sister, Kitty Dyer of Florida.
His body has been cremated and his family will commemorate his life privately.
Memorials may be made to the Grace Minnix Higher Education Fund, c/o Diana Stout, V.F.W. Auxiliary, 740 Lower Donnally Road, Charleston, WV 25304.
Online condolences and memories may be shared at www.kimblefuneralhome.com.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Kimble Funeral Home in Franklin.