Mr. Robert Eugene “Gene” Dyer, age 88, passed away Wednesday morning at Oakview Nursing Home.  He was born October 21, 1920 in Chattooga County, son of the late Robert E. Lee & Hattie Stiles Dyer.  He was retired from Mt. Vernon Riegel and was a member of the Church of God Northside.  He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and in the U.S. Navy for 4 years during World War II.  He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Marion B. Dyer.Survivors include his wife, Ann Daniel Dyer, Trion; son and daughter-in-law, Kerry Wayne and Nan Dyer, Chickamauga, GA; one daughter and son-in-law, Marilyn Jean and Ted Clark, Summerville; brother and sister-in-law, Paul and Doris Dyer, Augusta, GA; sister and brother-in-law, June and John Drennan, Trion; 6 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews also survive.Funeral services will be conducted Friday, October, 9, 2009 at 12noon from the Chapel of Erwin-Petitt Funeral Home with Rev. James Cox officiating.  Interment will follow in West Hill cemetery.Pallbearers are requested to meet at the funeral home on Friday at 11:300am, and include the following:  Rob Looney, Charles Thomas, Johnny Drennan, Steve Dyer, Butch Camp and Robbie Hamby.  Honorary pallbearers will be the adult Sunday school class of the Church of God Northside.Mr. Dyer will lie-in-state at the Erwin-Petitt Funeral Home on Thursday evening, October 8, 2009 where the family will receive friends from 6 until 8pm.Erwin-Petitt Funeral Home has charge of arrangements for Mr. Robert Eugene “Gene” Dyer who passed away on Wednesday.