October 22, 2021
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Richard Eldred Dyess

1948 – 2021

A memorial service for Richard Eldred Dyess, 73, formerly of Emory, was held on September 3 at Freedom Church of God in Emory.

Mr. Dyess died on August 30, 2021. He was born on January 24, 1948, to Jessie Eldred Dyess and Lossie Joyce (Thomas) Dyess in Dallas. He graduated from Quinlan High School and received degrees from East Texas State University and Texas A&M – College Station. 

He married Mamie Dyess on December 14, 1984. They were active members of Freedom Church of God. After the death of his wife, he moved to Hot Springs, Arkansas. He traveled to Greenville every Monday morning to work in the saddle shop he started decades earlier, which now is run by his son, Bryce.

Mr. Dyess loved sports and the outdoors. He was a talented poet, and would lend a helping hand for anyone in need. 

Mr. Dyess is survived by his children, Paul Dyess, Esther Frankum and Bryce Dyess; grandchildren, Abigail Leath, Dakota Frankum, Gracie Frankum, Haylee Dyess, Bryce Dyess Jr. and Brycian Dyess; and siblings, Allen Dyess, Randall Dyess and Kenneth Dyess.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and wife.