Clay Knox Dyer

Friday, April 6, 2007

Clay Knox Dyer

April 3, 2007

Mr. Clay Knox Dyer, age 83 of Cornersville, died Tuesday, April 3, 2007 at NHC Columbia.

Mr. Dyer was a life long native of Marshall County, Tennessee and son of the late John Mac and Elsie Calahan Dyer. He was retired from Heil Quaker Corporation as a maintenance millwright, retired mechanic, and last retirement was Marshall County Veteran's Service Officer with twelve years of service. He was a life member of the American Legion Post 39, life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5109, life member of the Disabled American Veterans Post 108 and life member of the American Veterans Post 39. He was a dedicated member of each Post and served as the Veteran's Service Officer for each of them. He, also, served as a past Tennessee DAV State Commander. His joy in life was to help his fellow veterans. He was an active member of the Cornersville Church of Christ until the last few years when he was homebound due to his illness.

Preceded in death by five brothers, two that were infants, and Gordon Dyer, John M. Dyer and James Pat Dyer, sister, Annie Margaret Dyer Wheat Foreman, son, David Wayne Dyer, grandson, Jeffrey Coggin and great grandson, Carson Dyer, he is survived by his wife of sixty years, Mildred Ann Grissom Dyer; daughter, Ida Yvonne Coggin; three sons, Phillip K. (Anne) Dyer and James Eddie Dyer all of Cornersville, and John Alton Dyer of the Mooresville Community; five grandsons, five granddaughter, four great grandsons, six great granddaughters.

Funeral services were conducted Thursday, April 5, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. from the chapel of Cornersville Funeral Home with interment in Beechwood Cemetery with military honors.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Beechwood Cemetery Trust Fund, c/o Jeff Stewart, 508 South Main Street, Cornersville, Tennessee 37047 or St. Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105-1942.

The family was at Cornersville Funeral Home Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and Thursday until the funeral hour for visitation.

Cornersville Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.