Dyer, James Robert

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September 9, 1937 - March 12, 2018

Dyer, James Robert

James Robert Dyer, age 80, loving husband, father, and grandfather went to be with the Lord March 12, 2018. Jim was born in Masury, Ohio to Kenneth and Beatrice Dyer. He grew up in Erie where he graduated from Academy High School.  At 17 years of age, he joined the Army and was a helicopter mechanic stationed in Korea.

After his service in the Army, he was employed by W T Grant Co.  and met the love of his life, Jean Bailey.  Jim became employed with Braniff Airways in New York and he and Jean married May 2, 1959.

Jim later transferred to DFW in 1974, and moved to Carrollton.  He then worked for and retired from General Electric.

Jim attended First Baptist Carrollton, and was a Member of The American Legion. Jim loved life and his family. He loved to travel and go on cruises.  He played on many softball teams, bowled in many leagues with Jean, and was an active hiker with the American Volkssport Walkers Association. Additionally, he loved to play Ping Pong, read, listen to music, watch old movies, complete crossword puzzles and play cards and board games with his family.  He never missed a game, concert, play or event that his grandchildren participated in and was always their biggest fan.

Upon retiring from GE, he joined the Carrollton Citizens Patrol where he was a board member and an active participant.  He also joined the Carrollton Senior Center and was a Member of the Advisory Board for many years.  He volunteered for many projects and was known as the “hot dog man” as he loved to cook them for the Seniors on Hot Dog Day.  He always had a joke or two for anyone that would listen.  He was kind and compassionate and loved by all who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his mother Beatrice Dyer, father Kenneth Dyer, sister Judith Kluender and her husband Ralph and his twin sister Joyce Foley.  He is survived by his wife Jean Dyer, daughters Susan Byland and husband Steve and Nancy Merchant and husband Jeff; grandsons Dusty McCord and wife Lacey and Dmitri Merchant; granddaughters Sydney Benge and husband Bryce, Lexi Muzzicato and Anya Merchant; many nieces, nephews, cousins, brother-in-law Tom Foley, sisters-in-law Marsha Bailey and Donna Brooks and his Aunt Flo Crawford.

Visitation and  viewing will be Thursday, March 22, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m in the Brooks Family Chapel of the North Dallas Funeral Home, 2710 Valley View Lane, Farmers Branch, Texas 75234.

A Memorial service will be at 9:00 a.m. on Friday,  March 23, 2018, at the North Dallas Funeral Home, followed by a procession to DFW National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway for a graveside service, with military honors, at 11:00 am.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to The Carrollton Senior Center in James  Dyer’s name.. Checks should be made out to the City of Carrollton with notation that it is a donation for James Dyer. Mail to Carrollton Senior Center, 1720 Keller Springs Road, Carrollton, Texas 75006 and/or the Carrollton Citizens Patrol, CCPAAA, P.O. Box 112998, Carrollton, Texas, 75011-2998.

A reception for friends and family  will follow the graveside service to be held at:

The Carrollton Senior Center

1720 Keller Springs Road

Carrollton, TX. 75006


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Jacquelyn Petersen

March 23, 2018 9:55AM

We were next door neighbors with Jim and Jean for 10 years. My favorite thing about Jim was that he would mow the lawn at the hottest time of the day and the heat didn’t seem to bother him in the least! He was always kind to us and our kiddos. So thankful we got to know Jim- best neighbors ever!
We are praying for our dear precious friend Jean- may He comfort you as you mourn.

Kim Gambino

March 22, 2018 6:02PM

I have been Jim’s neighbor since 1999. He was always very kind and helpful. More often then not I needed his help with starting up my mower and weed eater, he always came to my rescue. Jim loved being outside and active, mostly riding his bike. We would get into a few long conversations but mostly Jim was very quite. I pray for peace & comfort for his family who I know will all miss him. We will meet up later in heaven Jim. Lots of hugs and love. Kim

Rosa Bailey

March 22, 2018 3:13PM

Jim and Jean were members of the VIP Bowling League in Lewisville where Jim served as President of the league. Jean always wore something connected to any special national holidays. The favorite of the league was Halloween. Their costumes would range from turkeys to hotdog and mustard. As league secretary, I would call Jim to confirm that he would meet me at the bank to co-sign the prize money checks and if I got Jean instead she would often times tell me that he was out riding his bike. Jim had many friends on the league and he will be missed.

Olga Yglesias

March 21, 2018 9:22PM

I remember the fun times we had while
working during hot dog day. He was so
much fun,always smiling. Will miss
you Jim..

Marsha DAY

March 21, 2018 8:46AM

Jim and I worked together at GE. He had a wonderful sense of humor. My heart and prayers go out to Jean and all who are grieving now.

Pat Sarna

March 20, 2018 4:56PM

Jim was my next door neighbor since June 1979. He was a very quiet person who took pride in cutting the grass and keeping the property looking sharp. I will miss Jim as a good neighbor. God rest his soul and comfort his family.

Bill Hellman

March 20, 2018 2:03PM

Sympathies go out to Jim's family along with our prayers.
Hope to see him in Heaven !!!

Lynda El-Mandouh

March 20, 2018 5:45AM

Jim was a long time member of the Citizens on Patrol (CCPAAAA), I always enjoyed working with him, we finger printed together many times over the years. His quick wit, dry sense of humor and fun banter made him a joy to be around. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him.

Kathleen Herman

March 19, 2018 8:38PM

Jim and I attended High School together in Erie, Pa. We became good friends and email buddies later in life and kept up a lively political repartee via the internet.I have missed our conversations. Rest in peace, Jim.

Janice and Bob Chandanais

March 19, 2018 8:20PM

Jim will truly be missed by us. He was a good friend and co worker. He was the treasurer of the Herb Sherry Memorial Fund while working at Braniff.

Lori Luckey

March 19, 2018 6:26PM

Not only do I remember Jim as the "hot dog man" and his service to the Carrollton Senior Center,but also his active. participation in ANY event that required a costume, that his loving wife made. Jim was also the primary person that drove the ping pong program at the Senior Center for many years. He will be missed by all of us at the center

Bobbie Irwin

March 19, 2018 6:02PM

One of my favorites from the CCPAAA. He always had a joke and was a very nice man. He will be missed.

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