Jack Porter Dryer, 83, of Pittsburg, died Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2010, at his home.
Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010, at Pomme de Terre Southern Baptist Church in Pittsburg, with burial at Pomme de Terre Cemetery. Visitation was prior to the service from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Pomme de Terre Cemetery Fund c/o of the funeral home. Friends and family may sign a guest book or send private condolences at: www.greenlawnfuneralhome.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to Pitts Chapel of Bolivar. Born Feb. 13, 1927 in Kansas City, he was the son of R.C. and Meda (Hellums) Dryer. On Dec. 24, 1946, he married Doris Moore in Marshall. He joined the Navy during WWII. He served on a troop ship until August of 1946. He was a lifetime member of the VFW Galmey Post 9638. He moved to lake Pomme de Terre in 1966 where he built Nemo Bridge Resort, Laundromat and Ice Cream drive-in. Before coming to Hickory County, he operated Jack's T.V. for 17 years in Marshall and Slater. He is preceded in death by his parents and one son Michael Wayne, who died as an infant on March 4, 1952.
He is survived by his wife, Doris, of the home; two sons James "Jim" Dryer of Marshall and Larry Dryer of Ava; one daughter Patty Reynolds of Polk; seven grandchildren and three step-grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.