Dunbar Funeral Home (Devine)

3926 Devine ST, Columbia, SC


Richard Sanders Dyer Sr.

May 14, 1929June 27, 2020

COLUMBIA – Funeral services for Richard Sanders “Dick” Dyer, Sr., 91, will be held at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. Entombment will be private in Greenlawn Memorial Park Mausoleum.

Mr. Dyer died Saturday, June 27, 2020. Born in Bluefield, West Virginia, he was a son of the late Nathan Sanders Dyer and Marcia Clark Taylor Dyer. Growing up with a love for cars, he left home at 18 to go to California to build a hot rod. Dick started as a salesman at Courtesy Ford in Charlotte, NC. He moved to Columbia in 1969 to open Dyer & Beck on North Main Street. He later moved to Two Notch Road and became the sole owner of Dick Dyer Toyota Volvo Mercedes. The dealerships celebrated their 50th anniversary in July 2019 and is family owned and operated by the third generation which he was extremely proud of. Dick enjoyed boating on the lake, and golfing. He was a member of Jamil Temple.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Elizabeth Brinson Dyer; sons, Taylor, Andy and Blake Dyer; grandchildren, Darin Dyer, Wesley Dyer, Hunt Dyer (Michelle), Sarah Jane Dyer, Jackson Dyer, Jamie Dyer, Stephanie Dyer, Natalie Dyer, Rasner Dyer, and Andrew Dyer; eight great-grandchildren; nephews, Bruce Dyer (Ginger) and Rob Dyer; and niece, Marcia Yocum.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sons, Steven Hunt Dyer, Sr. and Richard S. Dyer, Jr. and his brother, Robert B. Dyer.

Memorials may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children, 950 W. Faris Road, Greenville, SC 29605.

With the current COVID-19 pandemic, we ask that each attendee wear a mask to the memorial service.

Memories may be shared at www.dunbarfunerals.com.


  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, July 1, 2020


Richard Sanders Dyer Sr.

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Valerie Aiken

June 30, 2020

Thank you for building such a legacy in Columbia, SC. Your family has carried on the quality that you started many years ago. Thanks for all of the support you and your family have given to so many people and organizations over the years.

reece williams

June 29, 2020

Mr. Dyer was a good man. During his life, he declined to accept thanks for a wonderful act of charity. I am a Life Member of the Salvation Army Board. Mr. Dyer made an unsolicited and unexpected gift to the Army of a large amount of money at a time when there was great need. Because his generosity was so significant, I was delegated to thank Mr. Dyer in person and I went to his dealership. When I told his receptionist why I was there, she politely said he said he could not see me and he asked that his gift remain private. I am now making it public in his memory and thanking him.

Bob Hargreaves

June 29, 2020

I knew Mr. Dyer for forty years, it's mind boggling to think about how much I learned from him over those years.

Bob Jones

June 29, 2020

My favorite Dick Dyer memory involves golf. When he was able Dick liked to play golf with "The Golden Guys" at Spring Valley. One day we were playing and came to #16 which is a par 3. Dick and I loved to play but were not very good. Dick had a 2 handicap on #16 which ment that he could subtract 2 strokes from his gross score to obtain his net score on the hole. We were playing the lowest net score won the hole. One of our playing companions was a very good golfer and had no strokes on that hole to subtract from his gross score. Well, he made a hole in one. Dick hit a vert good shot which came to rest about two feet from the hole. Dick made the two foot for a gross two. With his handicap he had a net zero while the guy who made the hole in one had a gross one and a net one. So even though he had a hole in one Dick beat him on the hole. I have never seen that happen before or since.
We will miss you, Dick.

Bob Jones

Gina Cromer

June 28, 2020

My deepest condolences and continued prayer for the family. Mr. Dyer was a wonderful man in Business and Home life. I've been very blessed to have known such a impressionable person.

Blake, Andy,Taylor my heart is heavy for you and the rest of your family.
(Gin Cromer)