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Tommy Lamar Dyer, age 85, of Calhoun, passed away Monday August 23rd in Wellstar Kennestone Hospital.
Tommy was born January 21, 1936, in Dalton, Georgia, son of the late Sam Dyer and Otha Wilson Dyer. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force where he served in the Air Force Honor Guard and prior to retirement was an aircraft mechanic with Lockheed for more than 30 years. Tommy was a member of the Calhoun First Baptist Church and the Oothcaloga Masonic Lodge #154.Tommy was also an accomplished amateur pilot. He had a heart for missions, he and his wife Karen traveled to Haiti as well as supporting missions throughout the world.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Karen Tingler Dyer in 2016.
Survivors include his children, Susan Dyer of Kennesaw, Trent Dyer of Kennesaw, Sheri McAllister and her husband Eddie of Sugar Valley, and Brett Dyer and his wife Teresa of Woodstock, and his sister-in-law, Marianne Tompkins of Lady Lakes, Fl., Nine grandchildren, Brett Swavely and his companion Kay Baldwin, Matthew McAllister and his wife Brittany, Jeremy McAllister and his wife Ashlea, Randy Brock and his wife Angela, Jonathan Dyer, Stephen Dyer, Elizabeth Herrera and her husband Lenin, Maranda Mossinger and her husband Trevor, and Makayla Dyer. Seven great-grandchildren along with several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services will be conducted Friday August 27th at 3pm from the chapel of Thomas Funeral Home with Rev. Mitch Phillips officiating. Burial will follow in Chandler Cemetery with grandsons serving as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends Friday afternoon from 1pm until the funeral hour.
You may send condolences to the family at www.thomasfuneralhomecalhoun.com
Thomas Funeral Home has proudly been entrusted with the care of Tommy Lamar Dyer.
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