Eric Linden Dyer, 81, passed away July 25, 2020 in Del Norte, Colorado. Eric was born in Ridgley, West Virginia on May 19, 1939 to Paul H. Dyer and Erma Lynn Lough. He was married to Violet Theresa Schlegel for 26 years. He moved from Oklahoma City to South Fork in 1997.
Eric was in the Air Force, where he received a Good Conduct Medal and an Air Force Longevity Service Award. He belonged to both the Elks and JOES (Jumpers Over Eighty Society #156) Organization. He enjoyed sky diving, fly fishing, skiing, playing Flight Simulator (multiple aircraft) on the computer, and guns (target practice).
Eric is survived by his spouse, Violet Theresa Schlegel, his children Eric James (EJ) Dyer, and Krista Dyer. His grandchildren, Eric Robert Dyer and Tyler Dyer, all of Sterling, VA. Two sisters, Doris Grimm, and nieces, Vicki and Kathi of Harrisonburg, VA, and Donna Conley, niece Candi and nephew RC of Crozet, VA. His wife’s sons, Steven, and Kevin. His Shelties, Hanna, and Heidi, which were like his children. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Eric was well known in the Del Norte area. He was a bit ornery and stubborn at times, but on the flip side he was quite the joker and always had to have the punchline. He will be missed by all who knew him.
The family has chosen to not have a memorial service at this time due to the pandemic.
Arrangements in care of Strohmayer’s Funeral Home.