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A native of Chattanooga, Tennessee, and a graduate of Chattanooga City High School
, Cooper Dyer
entire life serving his
community and southeast Tennessee.Dyer began officiating basketall games in 1927 and joined the TSSAA as a registered official in 1936.
In 1961 he
retired as an active official, and the following year became the commissioner and supervisor of the Southeast Tennessee Basketball Officials' Association
.Dyer continued to serve in this position until his death.He officiated at six state tournaments and was a former president of the State Basketball Committee.
In all, Dyer
spent sixty-five years officiating high school basketball and football games.
In addition to his
work at the high school level, Dyer
officiated basketball games in both the Ohio Valley Conference and the Southeastern Conference.Married to the former Beatrice Meritt of Chattanooga, Dyer
lived in Chattanooga and ran his
own business - Cooper Dyer Furniture Store.At the age of 86 and still a registered official, Dyer
died in 1991