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John Lewis Dyer, 85


Mr. John Lewis Dyer, age
85, of the Williams Community of Macon County, Tennessee passed away on
Thursday afternoon, September 1, 2011 at the Macon County General Hospital in
Lafayette, Tennessee. Funeral Services for Mr. John Lewis Dyer were conducted on
Saturday, September 3, at 2 p.m. from the Chapel of the Alexander Funeral Home
with Elder Dean Dyer officiating. Tommy Napier served as Honorary Pallbearer.


Richard Williams, Anthony
West, Mitch Tomlin, Dennis Lawrence, Ben Jones, Jeff Troxell, Randy Welch, and
Leslie Cook served as Active Pallbearers. Interment followed in the New Salem
Cemetery in Amos, KY. John Lewis Dyer was born on December 26, 1925 in
Hartsville, Tennessee to the late Leslie Marshall Dyer, Sr. and Mary Jane
Roberts Dyer. On September 1, 2011, at the age of 85, John departed this life.
John married his sweetheart the former Mildred Reda Law on November 6, 1946,
sharing 63 wonderful years together and raising four daughters. Mildred
preceded him in death on December 28, 2009. John was a self-employed businessman
for several years; he helped his dad in Dyer’s Grocery Store and later opened
up his own store. After being in business for around 20 years, he decided to do
something else. John went to work for the Macon County Highway Department,
working there for 18 years before retiring. He never slowed down; if John was
not at public work you could find him in the garden. He raised huge gardens
every year and would sell his produce to people in the surrounding area. He
enjoyed spending the day sitting around the water’s edge fishing, now and then.
John had a great personality; he enjoyed poking at everyone and having fun. If
you wanted to get something started, name Politics; he loved to talk about
Politics. Family meant the most to John, seeing that his wife and four girls
were provided for came first in his life. The grandchildren and
great-grandchildren enjoyed being around their Papa, they knew fun times were
just ahead. But they couldn’t have enjoyed it any more than John. He was
saved as a young boy and joined Zion Missionary Baptist Church where he
remained a member. John will be truly missed by his family and all those who
knew and loved him. He is survived by; Daughters, Jane (Andy) Baker of
Hendersonville, TN, Janet Dyer of Lafayette, TN, Joan (Rusty) Williams of the
Defeated Community in Carthage, TN, and Jill (Mike) Tomlin of Lafayette, TN,
Grandchildren, Anthony West of White House, TN, Becky (Ben) Jones of
Goodlettsville, TN, Laura (David) Johnston of Fort Benning, GA, Richard
(Alesha) Williams of Baxter, TN, Russell (Lacey) Williams, Renita (Jeff)
Troxell all of Carthage, TN, and Matt Tomlin and Mitch Tomlin both of
Lafayette, TN, Great-Grandchildren, Jordan and Jesse Jones, Hannah and Haley
West, Hurley, Heidi, and Harper Williams, and Beth Ann and Lance Johnston,
Sisters, Mattie Cook and Fannie Perrigo both of Lafayette, TN, Special
Sister-In-Law, Gennelle Lawrence of Amos, KY, and a host of nieces and nephews.