Billy Ray Dyer, 75, of Chester died Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, in Chester. He was born April 11, 1939, in Bokoshe. He was retired from the Fort Smith Fire Department.

He is survived by his wife, Pat; three daughters, Debbie Blake of Bloomer, Tammy McClernon of Fort Smith and Brenda Storment of Van Buren; a son, William Dyer of Van Buren; two sisters, Carmen Tedder of Portland, Ore., and Sue Voss of Barling; two brothers, Richard Dyer of Rudy and Walter Dyer of Rye Hill; nine grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.

Family-held graveside memorial will be 3 p.m. Friday at New Hope Cemetery in Spiro under the direction of Lewis-Roberts Funeral Chapel in Fort Smith. The body will be cremated.

Family gathering will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the home in Rudy.