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Nelsen Funeral Home & Crematory

4650 South Laburnum Avenue, Richmond, VA

OBITUARY

Vernon Tilman Dyer

June 10, 1950November 1, 2019
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Vernon was born on June 10, 1950 and went to be with the Lord on November 1, 2019. He was preceded in death by his parents, Randolph and Viola; brother, Randy; and nephew, Zach Fett. Vernon is survived by his wife, Pamela; daughter, Victoria; and son, William (Chelsea); grandkids, James, Elliott and Robert; and sisters, Valinda, Kathy and Anita. He served four years in the United States Air Force in Vietnam before joining Henrico Police Department in 1972. He retired, after 29 years of service, in 2001. The family will receive friends Wednesday, November 6, 2019 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Nelsen Funeral Home, 4650 S Laburnum Ave, Richmond, VA 23231. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, November 7, 2019 at Kentwood Heights Baptist Church, 2607 New Kent Hwy, Quinton, VA 23141. Interment will follow at Washington Memorial Park, 6217 Memorial Dr., Sandston, VA 23150. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to The Fix Ministry, 4465 Mount Olive-Cohoke Rd., King William, VA 23086. Online condolences may be made at www.nelsenrichmond.com.

  • FAMILY

  • He was preceded in death by his parents, Randolph and Viola; brother, Randy; and nephew, Zach Fett. Vernon is survived by his wife, Pamela; daughter, Victoria; and son, William (Chelsea); grandkids, James, Elliott and Robert; and sisters, Valinda, Kathy and Anita.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, November 6, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, November 7, 2019
  • Interment Thursday, November 7, 2019

Memories

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James McTamaney

November 6, 2019

Vernon was a remarkable man and I consider myself blessed to have been of service to him. His attitude and optimism were always inspirational.

My heartfelt condolences to Pamela and the family. He will always be one of my good memories.

J. P. McTamaney, MD

JOHN BRAGG

November 6, 2019

Comrade; Friend,; Confidant; Fellow Christian; Fisherman; Life Group leader...I remember the adventures: Canada, Rural Retreat; Southwest Virginia, Kentwood Heights and more....Forever in my heart. If only I can remember the example he set for me.....Cannot express how much he will be missed. Thanks to Pam and family for allowing me to share this wonderful man' s life....

Ed Canada

November 6, 2019

Hit’em. straight down the middle of the fairway from now on!

Marylee Marmer

November 4, 2019

He was one of the sweetest, funniest, good men to look up to. I am blessed to have known him. He was such a good role model and father. Sending all my love to his family.

Jim Fitzgerald

November 4, 2019

Vernon and I served together at the Henrico County Police Division for three decades. Prior to his retirement we worked as Platoon Commanders in the East End. One evening while at dinner we started talking about our time in the Air Force. I mentioned that during The Vietnam War my squadron had been activated to a base in Thailand. Vernon asked was it Takhli Air Base? I said yes it was. As it turns out we were both there at the same time. What a small world. Vernon epitomized the good in what a police officer stands for. May her Rest In Peace. Jim Fitzgerald

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