OBITUARY

John Glynn Dyess

September 4, 1941January 10, 2021
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John Glynn Dyess died on Sunday, the 10th of January 2021, from complications related to the Covid 19 virus at the age of 79.

Glynn was a proud native Houstonian who attended Pershing Jr. High School and was in the first graduating class of Bellaire High School 1959/1960 where he excelled in multiple sports including football and baseball. “It would have been basketball too, but he was too short” as his close friend, Billy Burge has said. Also noteworthy, he was the 6th grade crossing guard for Henderson Elementary - he liked to be in charge early in life. After high school, Glynn walked on to the Texas Tech football team and was a Red Raider before finishing his B.A. in Business at the University of Houston in 1967. Following these accomplishments, he worked at Shell Oil Co., Crown Zellerbach and Russell Steel. Glynn formed his own company, Dyco Pipe and Tube.

Glynn was definitely not an all work and no play kind of guy. He loved a good bottle of wine at his favorite restaurant Tony’s and margaritas at Molina’s. He enjoyed family trips to New Orleans, New York, Cabo and many other great adventures with his Connie. His natural athleticism allowed him to not only keep his “boyish figure” it kept him young at heart. He loved to play golf winning many trophies along the way and loved playing with Chris and Bennett until they could out drive him and beat him. He loved to ski and was a hotshot on the black diamond slopes. Over the years he had special trips with Mike, Stacia and Bubba to see who get downhill 1st. Glynn and Connie spent winters at their home in Colorado and summers at their place in Galveston “Paradyess.” He was a member of Lakeside Country Club and Red Sky Golf Club in Colorado. Like a true blue Houstonian, he loved his cowboy boots and his hat and was a Lifetime Member of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo on the International Committee.

Glynn cherished his lifelong friends - his fellow “legends” in their own minds. Nelson Wolff, Billy Burge and Ronnie Lohr who were always there for him - especially during these past six difficult years. A special thank you goes to Compassionate Caregivers Rick Ramirez and his wonderful group of ladies who took such good care of Glynn. A LIFE WELL LIVED - HE WAS ONE OF A KIND!

Preceded in death by his parents; brother, Mike Dyess, and nephew, Brad Dyess “Bubba.” He is survived by his wife, Connie Carroll Dyess; stepson, George Christoper Carroll and wife, Jan; his precious grandson, Bennett Carroll; his “special girl” granddaughter, Georgia Carroll; niece, Stacia Dyess and her daughter, Bethany.

Friends are cordially invited to a visitation with the family from ten o’clock until eleven o’clock in the morning on Friday, the 15th of January, in the Jasek Chapel of Geo. H. Lewis & Sons, 1010 Bering Drive in Houston.

The funeral service is to immediately follow the visitation also held in the Jasek Chapel.

The family will gather at a later date for a private interment at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery in Houston.

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, January 15, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, January 15, 2021

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Jolie Weidemann

January 19, 2021

We are so very sorry for your loss Connie, Chris, Jan, Georgia and Bennett. You have been in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. We love y’all tons!
Jolie, Randy, Dane & Cade Weidemann
Brenham, TX

Bill Tex Cowart

January 16, 2021

Good-bye, good friend. It was fun knowing you and partying with you at Texas Tech and later in Houston. Planet earth lost a special guy.
Tex Cowart

Jonnie Steffek

January 15, 2021

I remember Glynn from when he DJ'd every Friday night at our neighborhood (Linkwood Hall) teen dances in the late 50's & early 60's. His brother Mike and I were in the same homeroom at Pershing and Bellaire. Didn't see Glynn for many years until we reconnected at the Rodeo. It was like we had seen each other the day before One of the last times we visited was about the loss of Bubba, Mike's son. Now, he, Mike and Bubba are reunited forever. Rest in Peace, Glynn. Prayers to Connie and family.

Petric Castillo

January 15, 2021

I had the honor to be part of the team that took care of Mr.Dyess the last year of his incredible journey .
My heart will always be filled with all the stories, anecdotes and love for his family.
The many adventures with his beloved Bennett and wife.
Houston just lost a very sweet human being.
We will always miss you Mr. Dyess.

Nita Chesney

January 15, 2021

Always great times with Glynn and Connie.
Rest in Peace Glynn.
Blessings,
Nita

Pat Pollan

January 15, 2021

Glynn and I played a lot of golf together and drank a lot of good wine together. One of my best memories of Glynn was playing with him and his brother and Jim Anslow in the practice round of the Lakeside Cup. On hole #17 he was on the right side of the fairway and had a 110 yard shot to the hole. He topped his shot into the sand trap in front of the green and was so mad that he just threw his wedge up into the air. The club did not come down because it got stuck in a mossy oak tree. Then he grabbed driver and threw it up into the tree to knock his wedge loose from the tree, but the driver also go stuck in the tree. So he grabbed his 6 iron and threw it up into the tree to knock the other 2 clubs out of the tree, but it also got stuck! With that he went to the sand trap that had topped his wedge into and grabbed the rake. He came back to the tree and threw up the rake to dislodge his golf clubs, but the rake also got stuck in the tree. With that he quit the practice round and went back to the clubhouse to hire a couple of ball boys to go back to #17 and get his clubs out of the tree after everyone had finished the practice round. That evening Glynn and I had a couple of martinis and laughed with everyone in the Men's locker room about what had happened.

Peggy DeMontrond

January 14, 2021

Glynn was a wonderful friend. Rest In Peace my dear friend. Prayers to Connie and the family🙏

Nancy Grissom

January 14, 2021

Glynn lived in Idylwood Addition in his elementary school years. I remember him and his brother, Mike, well. Our mothers were friends through garden club, etc. I also remember when Glynn was that crossing guard at Henderson Elementary School. So sorry to hear of his death.

Mary Knight

January 13, 2021

My thoughts and prayers are with your family. He was one of the kindest. May he Rest In Peace. Much love to y’all, Mary knight and family .

Hilda Villa

January 13, 2021

My Deepest Condolences, to Mrs Dyess and Family... I’m Soo sorry for your Loss you know how much I cared for him.. RIP Mr Dyess
You Will be miss. 😞.

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