Robert M. (Bob) Dyer, 81, was born February 14, 1940 to Kermit L. and Bertha Nadine Dyer in Kansas City, Missouri where he grew up, attending Ashland Grade School and graduating from East High School in 1958. He passed away November 8, 2021.
He married Barbara J. Richardson who has two sons Mark McMillan and Kent Ridgway who he loved as his own. They were married for 56 years. Bob also had 3 children from his first marriage Michael, Dean and Craig Dyer.
He is also survived by his brother Kermit and wife Stella, nephew David Dyer (wife Susan), Niece Denise Swayne, grandnieces Tara Swayne, Amanda Dyer and Megan Dawson (husband Craig), great grandnephews Maxton Garcia and Parker Dawson and great grandnieces Ella Dyer, Millie and Kate Dawson and Hazel Gates.
He spent his career in warehousing and worked almost 35 years for Inland Underground Warehouse later Americold when they purchased the company. He retired as general manager in 1992 when the facility was closed. Wanting to stay active in retirement, he shared his engineering skills with Leawood United Methodist Church and was their Building Supervisor for 14 years. He loved the church and the toddlers, preschoolers and school age children who affectionately called him ‘Mister Bob the builder’.
He loved sports, especially baseball. He was a left-handed pitcher and all-star every year he played, and the St Louis Cardinals had a scout drive to Kansas City to watch him play. His poor eyesight limited his ability to hit the ball and ended a promising future.
Visitation will be 9:30-10:30AM, Friday, November 12 at Park Lawn Funeral Home, 8251 Hillcrest Rd., Kansas City, Missouri; 10:30AM graveside service to follow at Green Lawn Cemetery.Service Information:
Visitation will be 9:30-10:30AM, Friday, November 12 at Park Lawn Funeral Home, 8251 Hillcrest Rd., Kansas City, Missouri; 10:30AM graveside service to follow at Green Lawn Cemetery.