|Birth: ||Oct. 7, 1938|
|Death: ||Apr. 14, 2008|
Born in Oakdale, Louisiana his family moved to Orange,Texas in 1946 and he claimed it as his hometown.
He joined the United States Air Force on February 12, 1957 and served his country for twenty years. While serving his country, he traveled to France, Germany, Thailand, Lubbock, Abilene and Dallas, Texas, Sondrestrom, Greenland, Washington D.C., and Alamogordo, New Mexico. During his service, he received many medals including; Meritorious Service, June 19, 1970-July 31, 1973 at the Dyess Air Force Base in Abilene; First Oak Leaf Custer Meritorious Service, August 1, 1972-June 30, 1973; Meritorious Service, July 16, 1973-June 1, 1975 at Barksdale Air Force Base in Shreveport, Louisiana; Second Oak Leaf Cluster Meritorious Service, June 22, 1975-June 15, 1976 in Sondrestrom, Greenland, and a Certificate of Retirement awarded to Senior Master Sergeant, Ernest R. Dyer, Sr., on March 1, 1977.
After retirement, he returned to Orange and worked at B.F. Goodrich and then went to work at Gulf/Chevron for twenty years as an operator and retired a second time in 1998.
After he retired his new found 'hobby' was to play golf at D.E.R.A. and visit with his friends. He was a member of V.F.W. Post # 2775, Orange, Texas and coached at Twin County Little League and the Pony Colt League from 1977 thru 1988. He was a 4-H leader from 1976 until 1988.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Rufus and Thelma Dyer, brother, Charles E. Dyer and brother-in-law Richard J. Landry.
He leaves behind his wife and caregiver of forty eight years Gloria (Landry) Dyer; his children Ernie Dyer, Jr. and wife Jane, Dena M. Thompson and husband Bill and Edward R. Dyer and wife Rebecca; grandchildren, Dustin Dyer, Ashton Dyer, Megan Moore, Katelyn Dyer, Makayla Dyer and Kayley Dyer, sister, Linda Moore and husband Skip; brothers-in-law, Ponk Landry and wife Mona Rae and Dudley "D.J." Landry and wife Carol, sisters-in-law, Sylvia Gaudet and husband Mickey, Judy Goodner and husband Robert "Bob", eighteen nieces and nephews, forty great-nieces and nephews and four great-great nieces and nephews and one on the way.
Rufus Dyer (1914 - 1990)
Thelma Kertz Dyer (1914 - 1994)
Charles E Dyer (1935 - 2003)**
Ernest Ray Dyer (1938 - 2008)
Autumn Oaks Memorial Park
Created by: jrrmr910
Record added: Apr 14, 2008
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