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October 12, 2017


WALTER LEE “PAPPY” DYER, 91, Knoxville, passed away at home surrounded by his family Friday, September 8. Not only was he welcomed home by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ but also by his wife of 52 years, Dorothy Dyer; and sons, Bruce and Allan Dyer. He began working on the UT campus in 1961. He retired as supervisor of special events at Stokely Athletic Center January 13, 1989. He will be greatly missed by son, Walter Jr.; daughters, Katie and Janie; grandchildren, Kristi, Jeffrey, Kelley, Kyle, Andy, Matt, Joey, Kate, Jennifer, Joshua and Dyer Scott; 16 great-grandchildren, including the “sunshine of his day”, Miranda (Bright Eyes); four great-great-grandchildren; brother, Francis Dyer Sr.; and lifelong friend, Robert Hopkins. Family received friends Tuesday, September 12 at Bridges Funeral Home followed by a funeral service. Family and friends will meet 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, September 13 at Bridges Funeral Home and proceed to New Gray Cemetery for a 1 p.m. interment. Pallbearers: grandsons and great-grandsons Kyle, Matt, Joey, Dyer, Steven and Logan. Honorary pallbearers: Josh, Christopher, Ronald, Adrien, Dakota and Dan. Arrangements by Bridges Funeral Home, 5430 Rutledge Pike, (865) 523-4999,


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