Ray C. Dyer

November 24, 1924April 23, 2014

Ray C. Dyer, age 89, died Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at his residence. He was a member of Longview Baptist Church, where he was an inactive deacon. He served his county during WWII in the Army, where he was a Prisoner Of War for 21 days, and was awarded a Purple Heart Medal. After the Army, he worked as a deck hand for the Memphis Riverboat Barge Company and for several years at Daybrite in Tupelo. He was a member of the Pontotoc American Legion Post #16, the V.F.W., D.A.V., and he was a Gideon. He farmed and raised cattle for over 30 years. After retiring he gardened specializing in watermelons. He enjoyed riding 4 wheelers, working, hunting, fishing, playing dominos and rook and playing with his dog.

Services will be at 3:00 PM Friday, April 25, 2014 at Longview Baptist Church with Rev. Mike Burzynski, Rev. George Steward, and Rev. Jimmy Russell and Rev. Clyde Pound officiating; burial will follow in the Longview Cemetery with military honors. Browning Funeral Home in Pontotoc is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years: Annie Russell Dyer of Longview, MS; his two daughters: Becky Terry of Tupelo, MS and Lisa Dyer of Atlanta, GA; three sons: Mitchell Dyer (Vickie) of Longview, MS, Michael Dyer (Debbie) of Longview, MS and Russell Dyer (Tracy) of Randolph, MS; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Leonard Dyer and Willie Mae Biffle Dyer; three sisters and four brothers.

Pallbearers will be: Mitchell Dyer, Michael Dyer, Russell Dyer, Jason Dyer, Isaac Dyer and Chuck Pound.

Visitation will be Thursday from 5 to 8 PM and Friday from 12:30 to 1:30PM at the funeral home and at Longview Baptist Church on Friday from 2 to 3 PM.

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  • Funeral Service Friday, April 25, 2014
  • Visitation Thursday, April 24, 2014
  • Visitation Friday, April 25, 2014
  • Visitation Friday, April 25, 2014

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Tanya Kilcrease Lightsey

April 25, 2014

Keeping all of you in my prayers during this time. Keep his memories close in your heart until we get to see him again that glorious day !

Jackie Faulkner

April 25, 2014

My deepest condolences to the family, May GOD comfort each of you.

Charles Caldwell

April 25, 2014

I am so sorry the hear that Uncle Ray passed and I won't be able to be there. But, my thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time.

Dianne Caldwell Loague

April 25, 2014

My deepest sympathy goes out to the entire family of my Uncle Ray Dyer. May God comfort each of you at this difficult time.

Marie Dyer

April 24, 2014

My deepest condolences to the families in your time of sorrow.May God Bless and be with you...

mary laverne & Wayne Foster

April 24, 2014

we have known Ray most of our lives and
are sorry to have to say goodby. our
heart goes out to the family.

From the Staff of Browning Funeral Home

April 24, 2014

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.