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West Orange Times & Observer Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2021 10 months ago

Obituary: Jack McKay Dyer Jr.

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Mr. Dyer, of Winter Garden, died July 20, 2021.
by: Amy Quesinberry Community Editor

Jack McKay Dyer Jr ., known to all as “Mac,” died suddenly and unexpectedly on July 20, 2021, in Winter Garden, Florida. 

Born June 27, 1950, in Gainesville, Florida, to the late Jack McKay Dyer Sr. and Barbara Ricker Dyer. Mac was the first-born child who blazed a path for his siblings, cousins and friends to follow. He attended Rock Lake Elementary School, Memorial Junior High and Edgewater High School. He graduated from Edgewater in 1968, where he played football and was president of the Interact Club. 

After high school, he entered the Air Force, where he was a Photographic Interpreter, but more importantly was a loving husband to his wife, Terri, and father to their two children, Angela and Shawn.

He returned to the Orlando area, where he worked hard as a Painting Contractor to provide for his family and worked harder to be present in their lives. He was supportive of Terri’s pursuit of her college degree and teaching career and made sure his children had many opportunities. He was Umpire in Chief for District 3 Little League and Umpire in Chief for the Little League’s Senior World Series for 16 years. He was also a coach, umpire and chauffeur, helping with sports, cheer and dance practices. Somehow, he also found time to complete his BS in Business Administration at Jones College in Orlando.

Mac was a member of the Sanford Yacht Club and was the Commodore for three years. He organized and loved his annual “Bass Out” Week, where friends gathered for fun, fishing, great food, and stories. Mac has been a friend to many people. His kindness and selflessness have been felt by and will be remembered by so many.

He is survived by his high school sweetheart and wife of 52 years, Terri (Winter Garden); his beloved mother, Barbara R. Dyer (Lynn Haven); his children, Angela (fiance Kevin) (Tampa) and Shawn (wife Lisa) (Atlanta); his brothers, Bob (wife JoAnn) (Pensacola) and Tom (Mary Esther); and his sister, Jennifer (husband Fox) (Lynn Haven); grandchildren Kathryn and Graham (Tampa), his Aunt Betty (Orlando) and Aunt Ann (Oviedo); and a multitude of cousins, nephews, nieces, and friends.

A Celebration of Life is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021, at the Sanford Yacht Club in Geneva, Florida. Food, sharing and fun with friends and family will take place to remember Mac and follow in his footsteps doing great things for others.

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