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Dyer, Rex Born May 27, 1928 in Milford, TX and passed away March 31, 2013 in Dallas, TX. Buzz was preceded in death by his parents, Lura Cooper Dyer and Charles Hardy Dyer; brother, Ray Dyer and beloved sister, Ruth Mills and brother-in-law, Frank Mills. He is survived by his nieces, Sharon Dyer Cox and Cathy Dyer Brans and their spouses Charles Cox and Jan Brans; great nephews, Scott and Matt Cox and sister-in-law, Betty Dyer Williams. Buzz attended Texas A&M, SMU and North Texas University where he received both a Bachelors and Masters degrees. Rex enlisted in the United Sates Air Force and graduated from the Air Force Officer Candidate School in San Antonio, Texas. While in the military he attended and graduated from the Armed Forces Information School in New York. He ended his military career as a 1st Lieutenant. After a brief career in advertising, Rex became a teacher and later a professor at the University of Texas at Arlington where he retired after many years. Rex did graduate work at the University of Zurich in Switzerland and adopted this country as his second home, spending his summers there for many years. After retirement Rex visited Switzerland many times. He was most proud of the fact that he was multilingual. Rex was also an Atomic Veteran, having been a witness (in an open trench) at a controlled nuclear detonation in Nevada. He was a member of the First Methodist Church in Dallas since 1956 and past president of the Norrel Sunday School Class. Most important, he was a good man and a character. He could tell a story (over and over) and have everyone laughing. He was very proud of both his Cherokee and French ancestry. He lived a full and interesting life and he will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved him. A special thank you to Horace and Cheryl Underwood for their friendship and assistance to Uncle Buzz in the last few years. Inurnment will be at Milford Cemetery in Milford TX on Wednesday April 17, 2013, at 1PM.


Published in Dallas Morning News from Apr. 7 to Apr. 14, 2013
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