Charles “Gene” Dyer, 76, of Walhonding passed away Friday (July 26, 2019) at SEORMC surrounded by his family.
Gene was born February 18, 1943 in Byesville and was the son of the late Charles O. and Elva A. (Potts) Dyer.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by brother Jerry Dyer and sister Nellie (Dyer) Phillips.
He is survived by his wife of fifty one years, Susan (Black) Dyer whom he married September 9, 1967. 2 sons Erik (Julie) Dyer, Walhonding, granddaughters Hunter and Raine (Ben), grandson Zachary; Shawn Dyer(Nancy), Buffalo, granddaughter Lila, Grandsons Evan and Konley; Daughter Britt Graham, Walhonding, grandson Tyler, granddaughters Bria, Baylee and Brilee. Five Great Grandchildren. One brother, Jim (Rebecca) Dyer of Byesville, a sister in law Audrey Dyer of Byesville, and several nieces and nephews.
Gene attended Byesville High School, he then joined the Navy in 1961 where he was an Assault Boat Coxswain. He was honorably discharged in 1967. He retired as a cement mason in 2007 from Kokosing Construction.
Gene was an avid OSU Buckeyes fan and loved cooking holiday dinners for his family. His interests also included making and bottling homemade wine and he enjoyed mowing the lawn.
You could always find Gene sitting next to his beloved “Susie” in the sun room with their dog, Angel between them watching Jeopardy. He looked forward to summer vacations with extended family and friends to Garden City, SC where he would eat dozens of raw oysters.
He and Susan recently travelled to Cancun, Mexico with close friends, and Gene proudly walked Shari (Jeff) Stewart down the beach for their wedding.
The family would like to thank the 3rd floor nurses at SEORMC, Valerie, Julie, Charlotte & Beth for their care and compassion to Gene.
Calling hours will be held Monday from 4-8 at Black-Epperson funeral home in Byesville, and one hour prior to funeral services which are scheduled for Tuesday at 11:00am from the funeral home, burial to follow at Greenwood cemetery. Military graveside honors will be provided by the Guernsey County Veterans Council.