Harold Edward Dyer, 85, Grayson, Kentucky, died at his home on Friday, May 13, 2022 following an illness of three months. He was born on December 1, 1936 in Salt Lick, Kentucky, a son of the late Ina McClain Dyer and the late Arnold Dyer. He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Loretta Walker and Viola Smith, and a brother, Stanley Dyer.
Harold is survived by his wife of 40 years, Carmencita Sparks Dyer, two sons Scott (Bethany) Dyer and Karrick (Kristy) Dyer and one daughter, Whitney (William) Morrow; five grandsons Karrick Ryne Dyer, McClain Dyer, Kallin Dyer, Will Henry Morrow and Dyer Morrow and four granddaughters Macy (Andrew) Bassler, Maddie Dyer, Arden Morrow and Blair Morrow. He is also survived by two greatgranddaughters Khloe Bassler and Lucy Bassler and a great-grandson to be born next month, Andrew Charles "Chip" Bassler. He is survived also by four sisters, Garnetta (Ron) Walters, Jennifer (Roscoe) Rogers, Robin Whaley and Crystal Young and two brothers, John Dyer and Tony (Sherry) Dyer and several nephews, nieces, cousins and many friends who will dearly miss him.
He graduated from Prichard High School and Valparaiso Technical Institute and proudly served in the U.S. Army. Until his passing, he had served on the board of directors of First National Bank for 45 years.
Harold became a member of the First Baptist Church of Grayson on May 1, 1949 and has faithfully served his Lord for 73 years. He overcame his shyness to use his musical talent to honor God by singing and playing the guitar in his home church and in over 70 other churches. He was always honored and humbled to be asked to sing at church services and funerals.
He began working after school, weekends and summers at age 13 in the family furniture and appliance store. After his mother’s passing in 1965, he operated the family business with his brother John, operating as Dyer’s Big Sandy Superstore since 1991. He is also the first to bring cable tv to Grayson as a founder and owner of Grayson Cable Television.
Even though he worked six days a week until February when sickness prevented it, Harold always needed a project to keep him busy in what he saw as his spare time. In recent years, that project was a farm and cabin on Tygart Creek where he loved to work and spend time with his children and grandchildren.
Visitation will be held Monday, May 16, 2022, 6:00-9:00 P.M., in the First Baptist Church Ministry Center. The funeral service will be held in the same location at 1:00 P.M. on Tuesday, May 17 with Pastor Josh Schmidt, officiating. Burial will follow in the East Carter County Memory Gardens with full military honors. Donations are encouraged to: First Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 577, Grayson, KY 41143.
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