The Gatesville Messenger
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March 11, 1953 – August 26, 2015 John Douglas Dyer Sr., age 62, of Gatesville, passed away Wednesday, August 26, 2015. Funeral services were at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, August
30, 2015 at Scott’s Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed at Walker Cemetery. Doug was born on March 11, 1953,  in Gatesville, Texas, to Ray Lewis Dyer and Jannette Buster Dyer. He attended school in Gatesville. He worked in construction all his life, as well as farming with his brother, Jan. He had a “green thumb” and enjoyed gardening. He was a good cook and loved to make pies. Doug was known for his generosity, he would give you the shirt off his back. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Emmett Ray Dyer; and the mother of his children, Frieda Benedict. Doug is survived by his daughter, Nicole Trero and husband, Samuel of Beaumont; son, John Dyer Jr. of Gatesville; sister, Brenda Shoults of Flat; brothers, Jan Dyer and wife, Sharon of South Mountain and Bill Tom Dyer of Gatesville; grandchildren, Tristin, Victoria and Kason; nieces, Tami Pearce and Lisa Washburn; and nephews, Keith Sheets, Waylon Dyer, Casey Jones and Steve Dyer. Memorials may be made to The Big Sting, 3417 Imperial Dr., Gatesville, TX 76528.