James Ray Dyer, 23, passed away on Oct. 6, 2019, in Haginta, Guam. He was born April 8, 1996, in Springfield, Mo., the son of Ryan Dyer and Yvonne Harris. He graduated from Scott Community High School in 2014. He joined the U.S. Navy in July 2014. Following basic training, he attended Machinist Mate A School, graduating on Nov. 26, 2014. During his first tour of duty he served on the USS Donald Cook (DDG75) that was homeported in Rota, Spain, from January 2015 to March 2018. He then checked aboard the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit FIVE (EODMU FIVE) in May 2018.
He received special qualifications as an Expeditionary Warfare Specialist in June 2019.
Other ribbons and awards include: Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Navy “E” Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, Navy and Marine Corps Overseas Service Ribbon, Marksman M16/M4 Rifle, and Sharpshooter 9mm Pistol qualification. He received both the Sea Service Deployment Ribbon and the Navy and Marine Corps Overseas Service Ribbon four times. He had been a 4-Her, member of Boy Scouts and a volunteer for the USO while serving in Guam.
Survivors include, his parents, Ryan Dyer, Garden City, and Yvonne (Harris) Hall and husband, Kevin, Scott City; one brother, Zachery Dyer and wife, Shayna, Springfield, Mo; a sister, Hayley Kane-Rigney, Wichita; grandparents, Randy Shearmire and James Harris and wife, Linda, Springfield, Mo; step-sisters, Kelsi Meireis, Kimberly Hall and Kassandra Hall, all of Scott City; a step-brother, Christopher Hall and wife, Sara, Scott City; Two aunts, Raeanna Jenkins, Clever, MO and Patricia Christian and husband Dennis, Topeka; two uncles, Donald Shearmire and wife Sharon, Enid, OK and Travis Shearmire and wife Teresa, Springfield, Mo and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by a grandmother, Kathi Shearmire; one uncle, Darrel Jenkins
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, October 19, 2019 at the First Christian Church in Scott City, Kansas with Raul Silva Sr. and Rodney Hopper presiding.
Memorials are suggested to the James Dyer Memorial Fund in care of the funeral home, 401 South Washington St., Scott City, Ks. 67871.
Interment will be in the Modoc Cemetery in Modoc, Kansas.
Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. Friday at Price & Sons Funeral Home in Scott City, Kansas.