Douglas E. Dyer, 74 of Bar Nunn passed away at his home on May 19, 2021.
The second of six children, Doug was born on September 8, 1946, in Worland, WY to Don and Virginia Dyer. As a child of an oil field family he attended many schools in different cities such as Cody, Rock Springs, Kemmerer and Casper. Although he never did graduate from any one school, Doug received his GED during his time in the military.
Doug enlisted in the Army for two tours beginning in 1966 and served as a Staff Sergeant in Vietnam from 1968-1971. He returned home with a Purple Heart and two Bronze Star medals one for his Heroism in Ground Combat and the other for Meritorious Achievement in Ground Operations against hostile forces.
On July 21, 1973 Doug married the love of his life Patsy and her two sons, Dennis and Brandon. He loved and raised them as if they were his own. Together they all enjoyed many activities such as camping, snowmobiling, fishing and boating. Doug and Patsy both came from big families and they loved spending time with their family and friends playing games, cards or just hanging out.
Doug spent 16 years working at Magcobar before spending the rest of his career driving truck over the road for Williams Trucking and USA Trucking. When he retired in 2012, he proudly became a full-time pain in the butt to his wife. In his leisure time he would spend his days having lunch with Brandon, napping with his dachshunds, watching tv and reading western books. Doug enjoyed talking to and giving everyone he came into contact with a hard time. You could never tell if he already knew the person or if he was just chatting with a stranger. He loved to joke around and always referred to everyone lovingly as “Butt-head”. Doug was one heck of a guy that will be greatly missed by many!
Doug is survived by his wife of 47 years, Patsy Dyer; son Douglas Dyer, Jr.; son Dennis (Liz) Shipper; son Brandon (Dawn) Shipper; brother David (Ann) Dyer; sister Sherri (Dwayne) Dutton; sister Donna McDaniel; grandchildren Shay, Shawn, Colten, McKenna, Conner, Casey; as well as seven great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents Don Dyer, Virginia and Bill Sanford, sister Sandy Hudson and infant brother William Gregory.
A memorial service will be held at the Oregon Trail Veterans Cemetery on June 21st at 1:00. A celebration of his life will follow at the VFW located at 1800 Bryan Stock Trail.
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