Edwin Glen Dyess Sr.

Published 9:30 am Friday, October 27, 2017

Funeral services for Edwin Glen Dyess Sr. were held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, at Greens Creek Baptist Church. Mr. Dyess, 83, who died Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, in Quitman.  Rev. Bob Burgess and Rev. Wayne Woolwine officiated. Burial followed in the Greens Creek Cemetery. Saulters-Moore Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Pallbearers were Conner Dyess, Clay Loftin, Corey Loftin, Bobby Strange, Tommy Strange, and Anthony Stuart. Honorary pallbearers were Cecil Anderson, Guy Buford, Edwin Dyess III, Glynn Dyess, Carl Jones, and Bob Sutton.

Edwin Glen Dyess Sr. was born on December 7, 1933, in Carson to Lonnie Sylvester Dyess Sr. and Ida Mae Shoemake Dyess. Mr. Dyess was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, having served in Korea. He held both a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Mississippi State University.

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Mr. Dyess spent over 30 years with the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce, Bureau of Plant Industry, retiring as the Director and State Entomologist. He was a member of Greens Creek Baptist Church, where he had served as deacon.

Mr. Dyess was preceded in death by his mother and father; and five siblings.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Theda Lamb Dyess of Brandon; three sons, Edwin Dyess Jr. (Lori) of Saltville, Virginia, Rod Dyess (Erin Lee) of Carson, and Andre Dyess (Susan) of Hickory; five grandchildren, Haley Dyess, Conner Dyess, Edwin Dyess III, Mallory Dyess, and Madilyn Dyess; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Visitation was Saturday from 1-2 p.m. at Greens Creek Baptist Church.