James E. Dyer Sr.

Obituaries / Apr. 25, 2013 10:35am EDT

Sharon—James E. “Jim” Dyer, Sr., 85 died on Sunday, April 2013 at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in White River Junction.

He was born on December 1927 in Plymouth, the son of Emma Loney (Durkee) and Frank Lewis Dyer, Sr. He attended school Sharon, and served in the Army Air Corps. during World II. He worked construction and Gibson’s Sawmill in Sharon, did logging with horses. For many years, he worked for the Army Corps. of Engineers as the supervisor at the North Hartland Dam. also raised chickens for eggs sold them to local stores. In 1949, he married Joyce Wilkinson they were later divorced.

He was a member of the North Pomfret Congregational Church and American Legion Post #26 Hartford. When he was younger, enjoyed playing town team baseball for Sharon. He also enjoyed brook fishing, deer hunting, grouse hunting, growing vegetables in his doing carpentry work around his home, traveling around the to take photographs of the covered bridges, seeing the hummingbirds come back in May, and his restored John Deere 40 1953 tractor.

He was a great storyteller, children, as well as adults, enjoyed listening to his stories about past. He loved his land and everything that grew on it, from flowers to trees, and going to the annual family reunion.

Survivors include four sons, James Dyer Jr. and his companion, Francene Ellis, of Sharon, Leslie Dyer of South Royalton, Malcolm Dyer and his wife, Meredith, Strafford, and Douglas DyerF his wife, Laura, of Tunbridge; daughters, DenĀ­ise Dwyer and husband, Rick, and Valerie Boles and her husband, Mike, all Sharon; 17 grandchildren; many great-grandĀ­children; two sisters, Alice Chase of North Pomfret, Barbara Ormrod of Spring Hill, and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

He was predeceased by brothers: Frank Dyer, Maynard Dyer, Theodore Dyer, and Clifford Dyer; and a sister, Marion Cole. M EThere will be no public calling hours. A graveside memorial service will be held Saturday, April 27, at 1 p.m. at the Pine Hill Cemetery in Sharon, with Rev. Margaret Flad officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Sharon Volunteer Fire Dept., P.O. Box 74, Sharon, Vt. 05065.

Arrangements are under the of the Boardway & Cilley Funeral Home in Chelsea. A private message of sympathy for the family can be shared at www.boardwayandcilley.com.

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