Mr. Dyer

  • Mr. Dyer
    Mr. Dyer

Travis Lee Dyer, 87, died on Jan. 8, 2021 at his home in Crowley.

Funeral services will be held at noon on Jan. 16 at Sneed Funeral Chapel in Lampasas, with visitation from 10 a.m. to noon. Interment will follow at Lometa City Cemetery.

Travis was born on July 30, 1933 in Gatesville to Travis “Dick” Dyer and Oshia Lee (Jackson) Dyer. He grew up in Odessa and graduated from Odessa High School in 1952.

After high school, he attended college at Rice University in Houston, where he received a full-ride football scholarship.

He began his employment with Armour Meat Company and then with Merchants Fast Motor Lines as a truck driver where he drove for several years. In 1967, Travis accepted a position with Gibson's Discount Center as receiving manager and then was promoted to vice president. He worked for Gibson's many years.

In 1988, he became transportation manager for Western Container and worked there until he retired in 2000.

Travis married Penny Kay Suggs in 1983 in Odessa, and they were married for 37 years.

Travis was a member of the Burleson Church of Christ. He enjoyed woodworking, Dallas Cowboy football, hunting, fishing, and playing card games and dominoes. He was known to be a little competitive.

He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Karen Janine.

Survivors include his wife, Penny Kay of Crowley; four children by his former wife Deloris Yvonne Endsley (deceased) -- Robert James Dyer and wife Pinky of Fort Worth, Johnny Lee Dyer and wife Donna of Garland, Donna Jeanine McFatter and husband Donnie of Mansfield, and Tommy Glynn Dyer and wife Mindy of Fort Worth; a sister, Charlotte Foster and husband Jimmy of Mayhill, New Mexico; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one niece; two nephews and several cousins.

Memorial donations may be made to Burleson Church of Christ, 1150 NW John Jones Dr., Burleson, TX 76028 or to the Salvation Army.