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In Memory of Manning Dyer

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Manning died on November 30, 2007. He and Sonya were longtime members of the Church of the Saviour and founding members of Seekers (Sonya was a founding co-pastor). Their children Barbara, Nancy, and Larry grew up in C of S.

Manning died on November 30, 2007. He and Sonya were longtime members of the Church of the Saviour and founding members of Seekers (Sonya was a founding co-pastor). Their children Barbara, Nancy, and Larry grew up in C of S.

A man of strong Christian belief, Manning was committed to both a personal and a community expression of his faith. Manning had belonged to C of S mission groups and been a C of S Member, then a Seekers Core Member [now called Steward] for years. Among other missions, he took part in early mission groups running the Potter’s House—a C of S coffeehouse and a ministry for building community and for outreach to the public; and he was a longtime supporter of Manna Inc., an affordable-housing group. Manning took responsibility for the coffee hour to welcome newcomers to C of S and to Seekers.

He owned and managed Dyer Brothers paint store in Virginia for much of his work life, and among other interests he loved baseball.

Manning had Parkinson’s disease in later life, and, in 2000, he and Sonya moved to a retirement/assisted living community in Charlotte, NC, near their daughter Barbara and their grandchildren Owen and Hannah. Manning, along with Sonya, has been greatly missed by Seekers since the Dyers’ departure for Charlotte.

The family has asked that anyone who wishes to make a memorial gift may donate to the National Parkinson’s Foundation, 1501 N.W. 9th Ave./Bob Hope Rd., Miami, FL 33136-1494.

The Seekers Holy Spirit Fund Takes me to Germany and Austria
Dec 2007 Soundings