ORMOND BEACH, FLA.- Jimmy Dyer, 57, passed the morning of Oct. 29, 2013, at Florida Hospital Hospice Care Center in Daytona Beach, Fla.
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He was born in Shelby and graduated from Crest High School in 1974. He was awarded a full athletic baseball scholarship to Wingate College. He moved his family to Winter Park, Fla. in 1985. Jimmy was a perfectionist and was highly sought after for his beautiful work as a Tile & Marble Contractor.
He and his wife Candice were married 35 years. They have two children, Brandon and Liz Dyer. He was very fond of daughter–in-law, Heidi Dyer, and future son-in-law, Cody Collins. As Pawpaw, he adored his three granddaughters, Sydnie, Kamdyn, and Alyna Dyer.
He was preceded in death by his mother, the late Joan Martin Dyer. He is survived by his father, Lester Dyer of Shelby; three brothers, Michael, Robin, and David; and one sister, Wanda Fisher. Jimmy was loved by his father-in-law Bill Eaton, and brother-in-law Chris Eaton, both of Shelby, and brother-in-law Randy Eaton of Orange Park, Fla.
Jimmy loved telling the story of when he first saw the beach. His parents made the kids get down in the floor board until they said it was okay to get up. When they got up, they saw the ocean for the first time. They were parked on Daytona Beach at the Pier. It made such a lasting impression that Jimmy spent his entire adult life living and working in beach towns. He did most of his work at New Smyrna Beach and Panama City Beach, Fla.
Jimmy requested to be cremated and his ashes scattered in the ocean he loved. A private ceremony was held Nov. 7, and he returned to that childhood memory.
A celebration of his life will be held 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at a private residence in Deer Brook Country Club in Shelby. Please call for directions or information: 704-913-2541
Published in Shelby Star on Nov. 17, 2013