WILSON – Funeral services for Lester “Shorty” Eugene Dyer, 73, of Wilson is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, March 18, 2017, at Alexander Funeral Home Chapel in Wilson with Larry Murray and Ed Skidmore officiating. Interment will follow to Bomar Point Cemetery.
Lester “Shorty” Eugene Dyer was born July 21, 1943, to the late Chester Franklin Dyer and Edna Mae (Churchill) Dyer in Rockport, Mo. He departed from this life on March 14, 2017, at his home in Wilson.
Shorty married the former Barbara Long on June 30, 1978, in Gainesville, Texas. He worked for the Wilson Co-op mostly in the peanut bins for over 15 years and shortly after worked for the Goddard Center as a janitor for four years. Shorty walked five miles or more collecting and recycling cans. He was a very passionate volunteer for the food bank at the House of Prayer in Ardmore. Shorty enjoyed camping, fishing, animals and riding around on his ATV’s. He was a man who loved his family. Shorty was a member of the House of Prayer Church in Ardmore.
Preceding him in death were his parents; and siblings, Noren Hayes, Jerry Dyer, Jimmy Dyer, Carol Duke, Frances Yielding and Sue Gever.
Shorty is survived by his wife, Barbara of the home; daughters, Patricia Dyer and Phil Caron of Wilson and Gina Nettles and husband, Oscar of Carney, Okla.; son, Elvis Dyer and wife, Catrina of Wilson; siblings, Linda Lingar of Texas, Kenneth Dyer and wife, Sandra of Lone Grove, Wesley “Bo” Dyer and wife, Misty of Ringling, Darrold “Red” Dyer and Stormie O’Daniel of Wilson, Patsy “Tommy” Long and husband, Eddie of Wilson, Patty “Georgie” Smith and John Pierce of Healdton and Garrold “Sun Shine” Dyer of Wilson, 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Casket bearers will be Elvis Dyer, Derick Fuqua, Derick Vahidick, Terry Fuqua, Oscar Nettles and Dustin Bulla.
A family visitation is scheduled for 6-8 p.m. this evening at Alexander Funeral Home in Wilson. Online condolences may be made to  www.alexanderfuneralhome.org.