Charles J. "Mick" Dwyer, Jr., age 81, resident of rural Fort Scott, died Monday, April 26, 2010, at his home.
He was born May 13, 1928, in Fort Scott, the son of Charles Joseph Dwyer, Sr., and Kathryn Louise Petty Dwyer.
Mick was in the Merchant Marines during World War II then returned home and became the owner/operator of the Crescent Foundry in Fort Scott. He ran the foundry until the early 1970's and had many fond memories of that time.
Mick was employed by the Fort Scott Police Department from 1959 to 1981. During this time he held the ranks of both Lieutenant and Chief.
After his retirement from the Police Department, he worked for two years for the South East Kansas Regional Correctional Center and then served as the Intensive Supervision Officer for the Probation Department.
Mick was of the Catholic faith.
He enjoyed fishing and being outdoors.
Survivors include two sons, Kevin Dwyer and wife, Helen, Humboldt, Kan.; and Kirk Dwyer and wife, Stacy, Fort Scott; a daughter, Kimberlee Pittz and husband, Troy, Berryton, Kan.
Also surviving are his special friend and care giver, Mary Joe Beerbower, of the home; eight grandchildren, Ashley Shelton and husband Heath, Khristen Dwyer, Khalen Dwyer, Kholton Dwyer, Kharsyn Dwyer, Dalan Pittz, Jordan Pittz and Collin Pittz, and two great-grandchildren, Gage Shelton and Alyssa Shelton.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Patricia Bright.
William James Shafer of Mercy Pastoral Care will conduct funeral services at 12:30 p.m., Friday, April 30, 2010, at the Cheney Witt Memorial Chapel.
Burial will follow in the U. S. National Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Cheney Witt Chapel.
Services are under the direction of the Cheney Witt Memorial Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Fort Scott, Kan., 66701.
Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at www.cheneywitt.com.