Born: May 15, 1926 Longton, Elk County, Kansas
Died: April 12, 2017 Conroe, Montgomery County, Texas
Donald E. Dyer was born May 15, 1926, in Longton, Kansas to Frank and Lorena Dyer. Don grew up on the family farm near Longton, where he and his brother, Pete, learned all about farm life and worked to help the family earn a living. Don served in the U.S. Army, and was deployed to the Philippines just prior to the end of World War II. He later attended Kansas State University, and earned a bachelor’s degree in animal husbandry.
Don married Barbara Jean Hess from Sedan, Kansas. Don and Barbara had two children, Jim and Janet Dyer, and migrated from Kansas to Oklahoma, and later to Texas. Don and Barbara eventually settled into a country home near China Spring, Texas. Don was active in community affairs over the years through his memberships in the Lion’s Club, and the Texas Early Day Tractor & Engine Association. He worked at the U.S.D.A. as a Cotton Classer and Market Liaison until he retired. Don also enjoyed being outdoors and working in the woods, which he was able to do for several years through his land clearing and mowing business.
Don is preceded in death by his wife, Barbara.
Several years after Barbara’s passing, Don relocated to Conroe, Texas to be closer to Janet and her family.
Don is survived by his children, Jim Dyer and Janet Fick, their spouses, Kelly Dyer and Terry Fick, and his brother, Pete Dyer and his wife Jo. He had five grandchildren, Ben, Amy, Collins, Josephine, and Delphine. His great granddaughter, Gwendolyn Grace, always brought a smile to his face.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 10:00am at Cashner Funeral Home. Interment will be held Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 4:00pm in China Spring Cemetery in Waco, Texas.