Rev. Michael "Butch" Dyar

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Rev. Michael "Butch" Dyar
MAULDIN - Rev. Michael "Butch" Dyar, 75, of Mauldin, husband of Linda Hawkins Dyar, went to Heaven on Wednesday, August 23, 2017.
Born in Hartwell, GA, he was the son of the late James Inman Dyar and the late Jo Nell Thrasher Cox.
Rev. Dyar served in the United States Army and received his Master's in Divinity from Southwestern Theological Seminary. He was called by God at an early age to preach the Gospel and he truly dedicated his life to His call with service at these churches: Great Swamp Baptist, Walterboro, SC; Dial Baptist, Honey Grove, TX; First Baptist, Josephine, TX; Pine Grove Baptist #1, Walterboro, SC; and South Aiken Baptist, Aiken, SC.
Rev. Dyar enjoyed studying the Bible, watching golf and Georgia Bulldog football, telling jokes and funny stories, and bragging about his children and grandchildren. He was a member of Temple Baptist Church in Simpsonville.
Survivors, in addition to his wife of 48 years, include one son, Stephen Michael Dyar and wife Merica; two daughters, Jessica Dyar James and Sarah Dyar Richardson and husband Jason; one sister, Gail Dyar Temple; grandchildren, Savannah Dyar, Stephen "Chubby" Dyar, and John Michael James; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held from 12:30 until 1:45 PM on Saturday, August 26, 2017, at Temple Baptist Church in Simpsonville with the Funeral Service to follow at 2:00 PM. Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made to the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation, www.myasthenia.org.
The family will be at the residence.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.thomasmcafee.com.
Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Southeast Chapel.
Published in The Aiken Standard and North Augusta Star on Aug. 25, 2017