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Donald Earl "Pappy" Dyson, 79, President and CEO of Pappy's Market, has closed the market and accepted a spiritual position with our Creator, Lord, and Savior. He died Saturday, June 1, 2013 at 1:57 p.m. at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was born February 13, 1934 in Wabash County, to Earl and Geneva (Stansberry) Dyson.
Pappy was a 1953 graduate of Roann High School. He first married Edna M. Beam in Roann on February 13, 1954; she died July 26, 1994. He then married Laura Gayle (Barber) Chambers on December 5, 1994. Pappy positively affected the lives of many in his fifteen years in business. Just last week there was a Bible left on the counter of the market, that he had given out, with the names of the lives that had changed as a result of his faithful witness. He was also a farmer and a millwright. Pappy was a member of the New Life Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Laura Gayle Dyson of Roann; 7 children, Diane (Guy) Holmes of Wabash, :Douglas-Alan (Jean Ann) [Dyson] of Columbia City, John Paul (Loralyn) Dyson of Roann, :Jeffrey-Donald (Meg) [Dyson] and Janet Patula, both of Wabash, Roger Dyson of Marion, and Christopher Scott (Beverly) Dyson of North Manchester; step-daughter, Cyndi Sams of Wabash; 2 brothers, Keith (Marilyn) Dyson, and John (Joann) Dyson, both of Wabash; sister, Nancy (Rex) Vigar of Roann; 20 grandchildren, 2 step grandchildren, and 17 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his brother Dick Dyson, sister Carolyn Landis, and daughter in law Carol Lynn Dyson.