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418 North 13th Street
P.O. Box 1557
Corsicana, TX 75110
Phone: 903-874-3755
Fax: 903-874-5621
James Dyer

James Mason "Jim" Dyer III

Saturday, September 22nd, 1928 - Monday, September 7th, 2020
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James Mason Dyer, III., age 91, went to be with our Lord and Savior on September 7, 2020. He was born in Corsicana, Texas to James Mason Dyer, Jr. and Tabby Jackson Dyer on September 22, 1928.
He graduated from Corsicana High School and attended the New Mexico Military Institute and graduated from the University of Texas with a degree in Business Administration. He was a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity.
Jim was working towards a Master’s degree in Business Administration when he received a commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Army. He was called to active duty and sent to Ft. Eustis, VA. After a year, he was sent to the Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare School in Ft. Meade, Maryland. Upon completion of that program he served one year in France and Germany.
After his discharge from the army, with the rank of 1st Lieutenant, he joined his father in the J.M. Dyer Company. Together they built the company into department stores in Corsicana, Tyler, and Temple and a women’s specialty store in Waco.
In 1954, he married the love of his life, Rose Lorelle Wright Dyer in Kerrville, Texas. Together they reared three children: James Mason Dyer, IV., Brian Earle Dyer and Lyndall Diane Dyer.
After his father’s death, he sold the stores in 1987 and started a gourmet pickle company called Picolos, which he operated for 20 years, selling it in 2007. He also founded a family investment company which he continued to operate until shortly before his death.
Jim and Lorelle were inveterate travelers and made a trip around the world, took a photographic safari in Africa and a boat trip up the Amazon River. They visited the Holy Land and made numerous trips to Europe, Asia and the Caribbean.
He served as a director of the Texas Retail Federation, the Corsicana Chamber of Commerce and was a longtime director of The First National Bank of Corsicana. He also served several terms on the Vestry of St. John’s Episcopal Church. His biography appears in Who’s Who in America.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Lorelle and his son Brian. He is survived by his son James Mason Dyer, IV. and his daughter Diane Dyer Campbell and her husband William Jefferson Campbell and his two grandsons: William Jefferson Campbell, Jr. and his wife Nicole Halliday Campbell and Andrew Dyer Campbell. He is also survived by his sister, Lyndall Ellen Dyer.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to his caregiver and friend, James Louis Gooden, Jr. for over 40 years of devoted care and service.
No formal visitation is planned due to the pandemic.
A private funeral service is scheduled for 1:00 PM on Monday, September 14, 2020 at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Corsicana, TX. with Father Ed Monk officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to St. John’s Episcopal Church or the charity of your choice.
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  • Service

    Monday, September 14th, 2020 | 1:00pm
    Monday, September 14th, 2020 1:00pm
    St. John's Episcopal Church
    This will be a private service.
    Father Edward Monk
  • Interment

    Oakwood Cemetery
    Public burial following the service.


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