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John W. Dyer

SUNBURY: John W. Dyer, age 55 of Sunbury, died unexpectedly Thursday morning, May 8, 2014 at Mt. Carmel West in Columbus.

He was born on April 14, 1959 in Zanesville to the late Jack and M. Lucille (Carr Dyer. He was a 1977 graduate of Sheridan High School and worked in sales for Flowers Baking Company. He was a member of the Vineyard Church of Delaware County and active in the Sunday School, program, Youth Ministry, Marriage Ministry and the Food Pantry.

John was a loving husband, father, a great provider for his family and a great friend. Time he spent with his family, children and grandchildren, was precious to him. He enjoyed a game of golf occasionally, sitting on the beach, grilling out and riding in his Jeep.

He is survived by his wife of 8 years: Judy (Graham) Dyer and they were married on September 3, 2005 in Croton; son: Mike (Sarah) Dyer of Grove City; daughters: Lora Sadler of Thornville, Amy (Chris) Preston of Newark; step-daughter: Carolyn Smith of Sunbury; grandchildren: Madison, Carter, Jordan Preston, Jacob Sadler, Camden Parkinson, Preston, Layla, Joshua Dyer; brother: Shane Dyer of Florida; sisters: Jacqueline Dyer of Frazeysburg, Andrea (Steve) Hill of Zanesville; thought greatly of great-nephews: Bradon Snyder, Darren and Dane Lehman; In-laws: George and Diana Graham of Sunbury; sister-in-law: Sharon (Nick) Burdette of Delaware; brother-in-law: Mark (Fran) Graham of Mount Vernon; many nieces and nephews.

Friends may call Sunday from 2-5 p.m. at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, SR 3 at 61, Sunbury. Graveside committal service will be held Monday 3 p.m. in the Trenton Cemetery with Pastor Michael Hansen officiating. Funeral services will be held Monday 6 p.m. at the Vineyard Church of Delaware County, 1001 W. Cherry Street, Sunbury.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Food Pantry at the church.

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Published in the Advocate on May 9, 2014
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