Posted: Monday, March 28, 2011 2:01 pm
The Messenger, March 25, 2011
Bruce W. Dyer, 79, of Waco, Texas, a former resident of Union City, died March 22, 2011, at his home.
A memorial service is planned for April 2 at Seventh and James Baptist Church in Waco. A reception will follow in Harper Hall. Oak Crest Funeral Home in Waco is in charge of arrangements.
The family requests that memorials be made to Digestive Disease Research Center, Scott and White Hospital, 2401 South 31st St., Temple, TX 76508; or Meals on Wheels, Seventh and James Baptist Church, 602 James Ave., Waco, TX 76706.
He was born Sept. 15, 1931, in Hornbeak, son of the late Annie (Johnson) and Bruce W. Dyer Sr. A 1949 graduate of Union City High School, he worked at a local bank after graduation and became assistant administrator at the former Obion County General Hospital. In 1957, he and his family moved to El Paso, Texas, where he was the assistant administrator of Providence Hospital. He worked briefly for a CBS affiliate in El Paso and a UHF station in Dallas and then returned to the management of medical clinics in Dallas; Marion, Ohio; Wichita, Kan.; and Waco. He retired in 1996 after opening several clinics. He and his wife of 60 years, former Union City resident Dorothy Ams, then opened a bed and breakfast in Waco and operated it for 15 years.
He was a member of Seventh and James Baptist Church and was a volunteer for the church’s Meals on Wheels program. He had also been a member of Woodway (Texas) city council for several years.
Survivors also include two sons and his daughter-in-law, Alan Dyer and Aaron and Alice Dyer; two daughters and his son-in-law, Anne Speights and Amy and Nate Rye; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Ann and Jim Veghte and Peggy and Bill Bauman; and four grandchildren, Holly Speights, Claire McGrath, Nathan Dyer and Meredith Dyer.
The online guest book is available at www.oakcrestwaco.com.