Isaac ‘Tookie’ Dyer Sr.


Isaac “Tookie” Dyer Sr., 73, of Cleveland, passed away on Tuesday, April 12, 2022, at Tennova Healthcare of Cleveland.

He was born on Jan. 26, 1949. Tookie was a Rockwood native who has lived in Cleveland for over 49 years. He was a U.S. Marine veteran. He retired from the TVA and from Honeywell-Bendix. He loved to fish and was a sports fanatic.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Theopholus Dyer and Charlene Wester Dyer; siblings, Theopholus Dyer Jr., Robert Dyer, Lucille Crudup and George Frank Dyer; and stepchildren, Michael Bowerman and Tonya Bowerman.

He is survived by his children, Isaac Dyer Jr., Thomas Dyer, Mesheika Donohoo, Tatyana Dyer, Perry Bowerman and Tamesha Hammonds; 18 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; siblings, Mary McPherson, Kathleen Sims and Sheila Sanders (James); and mothers of his children, Olivia Dyer and Dewanna Westfield.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, April 23, 2022, from 1 to 3 p.m. (ET) at Evans Mortuary in Rockwood. Funeral service will follow at 3 p.m.

A graveside service will be held on Monday at 10 a.m. at the East Tennessee State Veteran’s Cemetery in Knoxville (2200 E. Gov. John Sevier Highway 168, Knoxville, TN) with military honors presented by the U.S. Marine Honor Guard.

Evans Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.



Print subscribers have FREE access to by registering HERE

Non-subscribers have limited monthly access to local stories, but have options to subscribe to print, web or electronic editions by clicking HERE

We are sorry but you have reached the maximum number of free local stories for this month. If you have a website account here, please click HERE to log in for continued access.

If you are a print subscriber but do not have an account here, click HERE to create a website account to gain unlimited free access.

Non-subscribers may gain access by subscribing to any of our print or electronic subscriptions HERE