William Howard Dyer, Jr., age 91, of Smyrna, Georgia died February 7, 2013. He was born in Baton Rouge, LA on October 3, 1921 to William H. Dyer, Sr. and Cynthia Singleton Dyer. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Margaret Sue Mitchell Dyer, and his sister and five brothers. He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, William H. Dyer, III and Joan O. Dyer, Atlanta, Georgia; a daughter, Dale Dyer, Marietta, Georgia; two grandsons, Geoffrey and Logan Dyer; and numerous nieces and nephews. He graduated from Louisiana State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering. He was a proud U.S. Navy veteran who served honorably for 44 months aboard the U.S.S. Dashiell in the Pacific during World War II. His career as an electrical engineer was spent in private practice in Baton Rouge, LA as well as numerous locations overseas in Europe, Asia and Africa. Mr. Dyer was an accomplished hunter, fisherman and gardener and enjoyed spending time outdoors. He moved to Georgia from Louisiana in 1998 to be closer to his family. The family wishes to express its deep gratitude to his neighbors, Hoyt and Jean Rogers, and Steve Keller of Ballground, Georgia who showed him so much kindness and friendship. A private family memorial service will be held at a later date. Donations in his honor may be made to: Wounded Warriors, St. Francis Collie Rescue, 3465 Cedar Valley Court, Smyrna, GA 30080, or Crossroads Hospice of Atlanta, 1957 Lakeside Parkway # 500, Tucker, GA 30084.
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Published in The Advocate from Feb. 8 to Feb. 11, 2013