OBITUARY

Gerald "Gerry" Dyson

April 9, 1925September 3, 2013
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Gerald Roland (Gerry) Dyson, 88, died Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center after a brief illness. Visitation will be held at Greenoaks Funeral Home on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Thursday, September 5th from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. A funeral service will follow at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 5, 2013 with burial at the Greenoaks Memorial Park in Baton Rouge. Mr. Dyson was born April 9, 1925 in Chopin, Louisiana, the third of six children. He served in World War II as a navigator in the Army Air Corps. After the War, he enrolled in Louisiana Tech and graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering. He also earned a masters degree in civil engineering from Louisiana State University. His engineering career involved 30 years of service in flood control matters for the Louisiana Department of Public Works, working with the Corps of Engineers and local levee boards. After his retirement from the State, Mr. Dyson served for 20 years as Executive Assistant to the President of the Pontchartrain Levee District. He was one of the founding members of the American Society of Civil Engineers Baton Rouge Branch in 1962 and served as the Branch's fourth president in 1964-1965. He served as the ASCE Louisiana Section President in 1969. In 2012, he was presented with the Louisiana Section's highest award as a member of the ASCE Wall of Fame. Mr. Dyson was a longstanding member and deacon at Goodwood Baptist Church in Baton Rouge. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Bettie Dyson, daughter Sandra Huddleston and husband, Keith of Purcell, Oklahoma, son Randy Dyson and wife, Kathy of Denham Springs, son Bruce Dyson and wife, Pam of Prairieville, eight grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren. He was an outstanding husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather and he will be greatly missed by his family and friends

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, September 4, 2013
  • Visitation Thursday, September 5, 2013
  • Funeral Service Thursday, September 5, 2013
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Gerald "Gerry" Dyson

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September 11, 2013

Bruce,
Teri told me that yiu Dad passed away and I am so sorry! Hr sure did sound like a wonderful father. I saw that your Mom and Dad had been married for 67 years! I will pray for your Mom, you and the rest of your family. May God hold you all close during this difficult time.
Denise Simmons Nix

September 10, 2013

We are so sorry for the death of your loved one..We are never prepared..love to all..The Dent family..Charlottie

September 6, 2013

Ms. Betty, I am so sorry to hear about Mr. Dyson. I had no idea he had been sick. I have missed seeing you all at La Cap. Just know my prayeres are with you and your family.
Jane Guy

Rhea Thorne

September 5, 2013

Mrs Bettie, I am so sorry for your loss, Mr Gerry was such a gentle man and a wonderful friend. His kindness and sense of humor will be greatly missed. Prayers for peace and comfort for you and your family.

Stephani Thorne

September 5, 2013

Mrs. Bettie and family, I am so sorry to read about Mr. Jerry's passing. You were awesome neighbors and I miss chatting with you guys. Your family is in my prayers. He was a great man and will be greatly missed by all who knew him!

Donner Fontenot

September 5, 2013

Dear Family, My condolences. May God comfort you during this time.
1 Peter 5:6,7

Rudy & Grace Valenciano

September 5, 2013

We met him a long time ago when Bruce lived next door to us. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Michael Word

September 5, 2013

Bruce and family,
I am so sorry for the pain that you will endure by not having your Dad here, but I know that you know that he is in the midst of Joy and Love. I pray that you lean on God during these tough days ahead and receive all the peace and comfort that He wants to give you.

Lori Layman

September 4, 2013

I was saddened to hear of Mr. Gerry's passing. I only met him in person once when he came by the office with his little dog to see Bruce, but I feel like I knew him well because of the many stories Bruce shared with me about his dad. Please know the Dyson family will be in my thoughts and prayers as you celebrate his life and lay him to rest tomorrow. He is probably on a river bank fishing with his dog by his side right about now.

September 4, 2013

Mrs. Dyson and family, Mr. Dyson was someone by children looked up to and loved him to tease them (Matthew and Amanda Heard Douglas). Wayne and I are praying for your family. Mary Sullivan Ballew