Warren Gene Dyer, Sr. was born in Valley View, Texas to Cecil B. and Velma (Parsons) Dyer on February 16, 1935. Gene passed away surrounded by his family at home on January 31, 2022.
Gene was raised on a farm in Valley View. He attended Valley View Public Schools and graduated from Valley View High School in 1953. He attended Cooke County Community College and received his Associates Degree. Gene joined the United States Air Force in 1956 and served until 1959 when he was Honorably Discharged. In 1961 Gene joined the Dallas Fire Department. He served the citizens of Dallas for 29 years, retiring in 1990. Gene married Sherian Barthold in 1962. They were happily married for almost 60 years.
Gene is survived by his wife, Sherian Dyer; son, Warren Dyer and wife, Wynona; grandchildren, Wylie and Wyatt Dyer who he adored so very much; sister, Darlene Sessions of Valdese, NC; sister in law Jeannene (Sug) Dyer of Gainesville, Texas; brother in law, Wilbur Barthold and wife, Shirley of Valley View, Texas; sister in law, Martha Lawson and husband, Jimmy of Denton, Texas; sister in law, Margie Alsup of Gainesville, Texas and many wonderful nieces, nephews and cousins.
Gene was preceded in death by infant daughter, Tammy Jane; parents, Cecil, and Velma Dyer, his in laws, Frank, and Opal Barthold; brother, Robert and wife, Billie; brother, Jimmy and wife, Shirley Dyer, brother, Jack; brother-in-law, James Sessions; brother-in-law, Wallace and wife, Ima Delle Barthold; brother-in-law, Johnny and wife, Patsy Barthold, brother-in-law Lewis Barthold and wife, Nella Ann.
Visitation for Warren Dyer will be held at Meador Funeral Home Chapel, 1204 E. California St., Gainesville, Texas on Saturday, February 5, 2022, from 5:00-7:00 pm. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm on Sunday, February 6, 2022, at First Baptist Church, 308 E. Broadway, Gainesville followed by interment at Valley View Cemetery, Valley View, Texas.
Sherian, Warren, family and your loved ones, you are in our prayers that God will grant you his compassionate healing comfort in your loss. To say that we will miss Gene is an understatement because he was like a brother to me and the best man at our wedding. Our friendship started in grade school throughout my life and included his entire family. I’ve never known a better person in my lifetime than Gene. He leaves the wonderful legacy of his life to all who knew him.
Sherian, I am so sorry to hear about Gene’s passing. You both were so good to help Mom and I with her home, and so pleasant to be around. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers!