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Brown-Wynne Funeral Home & Crematory

300 Saint Mary's Street, Raleigh, NC

OBITUARY

George Dickerson Dyer, Sr.

April 29, 1944May 19, 2020

George Dickerson Dyer, Sr. of Raleigh, NC and formerly of Danville, VA, passed away peacefully at Transitions LifeCare in Raleigh, NC on May 19, 2020 at the young age of 76. The youngest son of Benjamin Franklin Dyer and Adrienne Gregory Dyer, George was born on April 29, 1944 at Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem, NC.

Growing up in Danville, he graduated from George Washington High School in 1962 and then attended Virginia Military Institute (VMI) graduating with the Class of 1966. He served as a U.S Army Helicopter Pilot in the Vietnam War from 1966 – 1969 and during that time was rewarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star Medal and Purple Heart. After ending his military service, he then began his career as a Special Agent in the F.B.I. from 1970 – 1995 retiring as a Supervisor. He loved serving as a Helicopter Pilot and Special Agent throughout his life long career. He always spoke proudly of his many adventures and the special friendships that he made in which he cherished so much. During his Retirement, George was able to fulfill his life long dream of traveling to fifty-six countries and serving his lord as a member of Edenton United Methodist Church. He was also a proud member of Retired Special Agents Association, The Knights Templar, Vietnam Veterans of America and Sons of the American Revolution.

George is survived by his daughter Whitney Dyer of Raleigh, NC; his son George Dyer, Jr. and daughter-in-law Michelle of Charlotte, NC; his brother Benjamin F. Dyer and sister-in-law Janice of Richmond, VA: his niece Elizabeth Dyer of Richmond, VA; his nephew Ashley Dyer and family of Richmond, VA and a host of adoring cousins.

A graveside service and celebration of George's life will be held at a future date at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA.

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Ronald McDonald House Charities North Carolina, 3200 Beechleaf Court, Suite-300, Raleigh, NC 27604.

Services are being handled by Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, 300 Saint Mary's St., Raleigh, NC.

  • DONATIONS

  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities North Carolina, 3200 Beechleaf Court, Suite-300, Raleigh, NC 27604

Services

  • A graveside service and celebration of George's life will be held at a future date at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA.

Memories

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Buddy Beall

May 26, 2020

Wow seemed like I just spoke with him after XMass. He wrote from Vietnam that he ran into our roommate Mark Whittier in the field just before Mark was killed by a mine. Also,he described getting 2 or 3 helos shot out from under him during TET. He headed an FBI squad pursuing the mob in NY and NJ. One of my heros.

JB West

May 24, 2020

When I was assigned to D Troop 3/5 Cav, I shared a room with George. He was flying a OH 13 in the Spooks. Later we got the OH6 and I became the warwagon platoon leader. George was assigned to the Warwagon, but he got assigned to go north with the troop headquarters. George was highly respected and a good friend. I know you will miss him.
RIP my brother
JB
Warwagon16

Paul Wagner, VMI 66

May 23, 2020

George and I were roommates our first night in barracks at VMI in 1962. I always enjoyed visiting with him and reminiscing about our Institute escapees during class reunions. I will miss seeing him at our 55th reunion.

Paul Wagner, VMI 66

John Knox McEwen

May 22, 2020

“Spook” always liked flying under the radar. So sad. We had a nice conversation on the phone not to long ago. No hint from him of health issues. We had a few memorable “campaigns” together. I (we) will miss him sorely. Rest In Peace.
John Knox McEwen, classmate,
Pvt., F Company, VMI, ‘66
Matoaca, Virginia

Barbara Seago

May 22, 2020

George was also a valued member of the North Carolina Vietnam Helicopter Pilot's Association. He was always a pleasure to be around and brought his unique personality to many of our outings. He will be sorely missed in this world. Thoughts and prayers are with all his family during your time of sorrow. Sincerely, Jerry and Barbara Seago

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

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