Donald Leroy Dyer, 74, of Waldoboro, formerly of Friendship, died July 4, 2012, at the Maine Medical Center in Portland. Born Jan. 21, 1938, in Union, he was the son of Leroy and Gladys (Philbrook) Dyer.
Mr. Dyer was a graduate of Waldoboro High School, a member of the class of 1955. Soon after his graduation he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served honorably as an M.P. in the United States and Germany. After his military discharge, he worked as a truck driver for many years, and later delivered oil for Norman Gray. He enjoyed spending time at Moosehead, playing cards, league bowling and dancing.
Besides his father, he was predeceased by his wife of 42 years, Evelyn L. (Simmons) Dyer, who passed away on July 18, 2008.
In addition to his mother of Waldoboro, Mr. Dyer is survived by a daughter, Kim Strong and partner Jounda of California; five sons, Dean Stacy Dyer and his wife, Star, of Colorado, Dana A. Dyer and his wife, Lelia, of Waldoboro, Daren A. Dyer and his wife, Bethany, of Hope, Donald A. Dyer and his wife, Kelly, of Warren, and Douglas A. Dyer of Warren; 12 grandchildren, Bryan Sibley of California, Danielle Sibley of Louisiana, Dean and Joshua Dyer of Waldoboro, Gardner Dyer, USMC, Camp Lejeune, N.C., Danielle Ward and her husband, Kurt, of Norfolk, Va., Laura Dyer of Waldoboro, Natasha Dyer of Arrowsic, Casey and Eathan Dyer of Hope, Cierra Dyer of Warren, and Anika Dyer of Hope; a brother, Clayton Dyer and his wife, Lee, of South Portland; a sister, Maxine Poland and her husband, James, of Round Pond; as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited to join his family for a graveside service at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 14 in the German Protestant Cemetery, Bremen Road, Waldoboro. Should friends so desire, donations may be made in Mr. Dyer’s memory to the American Lung Association of Maine, 122 State St., Augusta, ME 04330.
Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Strong-Hancock Funeral Home, 612 Main St., Damariscotta, ME 04543. Condolences and messages for the family may be expressed by visiting www.StrongHancock.com.