William Francis Dyer Jr. | Eastern North Carolina Now

    William Francis (Bill) Dyer, Jr. died peacefully January 15, 2023. He was born in Whiteville, NC on April 12, 1927, the son of the late William Francis Dyer, Sr. and Edna Oneida Gurganious Dyer. After serving in the Navy in World War II, he graduated from NC State University in 1950. A career employee of Southern Bell (AT&T), he retired as Treasury Cashier in November 1987.

    Mr. Dyer was a member of Sardis Presbyterian Church in Charlotte, where he served as an elder and deacon. He retired to Washington, NC before moving to The Cypress of Raleigh and became a member of Saint Andrew's Presbyterian Church. He was a member of the Down East Seniors Club, the NC State Alumni Association and the Wolfpack Club.

    Bill is survived by his wife of 69 years, the former Marjorie Elise Taylor of Washington, NC. Also surviving are son, Taylor (Elizabeth) Dyer of Washington, daughter, Anna (T.J.) Quinn of Raleigh, and grandchildren, Grace Quinn, Samantha Quinn and Harrison Dyer.

    A graveside service will be held at Oakdale Cemetery in Washington, NC at 2pm on Friday, January 20 - reception to follow at Washington Yacht & Country Club.

    A memorial service will be held at the Cypress of Raleigh on Sunday, January 22 from 3-5pm.

    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Children's Home Society of North Carolina (chsnc.org).

    Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.paulfuneralhome.com.

    Paul Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington is honored to serve the Dyer family.
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