PERHAM and CHAPMAN – Millege L. Dyer Jr., 80, died Dec. 14, 2012, at his daughter and son-in-law’s residence in Chapman, after a long brave battle with cancer. He was born June 16, 1932, in Presque Isle, the son of Millege Sr. and Eleanor (Farley) Dyer.
He worked on the AVR and Bangor & Aroostook railroads, as well as for Walter Huston and then Russell Huston. He worked for McCain Foods, Washburn, and then at Interstate Foods, Fort Fairfield. He also served in the Korean War. He was a lifetime member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 2599, Presque Isle. He was a member of Perham Baptist Church. He worked hard all his life, but he always tried to bring a smile to anyone’s face when he met them.
Surviving in addition to his constant canine companion, Rosie, are his four children and their spouses, William and Pat Dyer of Perham, Jeannie and Peter Wilcox of Chapman, Harold and Valerie Dyer of Somersworth, N.H., and Charlene and Andrew Stepp of Hermon; and 12 grandchildren, from oldest to youngest, Sue, Charles, Melissa, Dale, Danielle, Beth, Joey, Robert, Matt, Mackenzie, Morgan and Danna. He is also survived by six great-grandchildren, Brooklyn, Trey, Cameron, Lilly, Haley and Aiden; a very special sister-in-law, Alaska Dyer of Cornish; and a sister, Glenna Bragg of Washburn. In addition to being predeceased by his parents, he was predeceased by his beloved wife of 43 1/2 years, Roberta M. (Henderson) Dyer, in 1998; one son, Howard J. Dyer; a brother, Carl F. Dyer; and three sisters, Thelma Wombolt, Goldie Murphy and Hazel Goodine.
Family and friends may call 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, at Duncan-Graves Funeral Home, 30 Church St., Presque Isle. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17, at the funeral home with the Rev. Kenneth Fox officiating. Online condolences may be expressed at www.duncan-graves.com.