Larry Ralph Dyer, 72, of Lafayette passed away on May 31 at his residence.

Funeral services were conducted on June 2 from the chapel of Anderson and Son Funeral Home in Red Boiling Springs, with G. W. Knight and Chase Johnson officiating. Interment followed in Bethany Cemetery with military honors. His family and friends served as pallbearers.

Larry was born on April 18, 1946, in Nashville, the son of the late Joel and Clatie Smith Dyer.

On March 5, 1966, he married the former Nancy Roark, who survives. They shared more than 52 wonderful years together. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his son-in-law, Brian Wright.

Larry was a retired assembly worker from TRW in Lebanon and an electrician. He proudly served his country in the United States Army during Vietnam, receiving the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Marksman Rifle M-14 Medal.

He was also a member of the Bethany Missionary Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon, and a member of the Red Boiling Springs Masonic Lodge No. 585 F&AM.

He was a very devoted husband, father and grandfather.

Survivors besides his wife Nancy include: his daughters and son-in-law, Lorie and Tim Kemp of Red Boiling Springs, Julie Dyer of Gallatin; son, Douglas Dyer of Lafayette; grandchildren, Morgan Knight (and husband, Tyler) of the Westside community, Hagan Wright and Addison Wright of Red Boiling Springs, Aiden Dyer of Gallatin; and a brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Dorothy Bullington of McDonough, Ga.

Arrangements were entrusted to the Anderson and Son Funeral Home in Red Boiling Springs.