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John Xavier Dwyer, Sr.

John Xavier Dwyer, Sr., 67, of Wake Forest, passed away Thursday, January 15, 2015 at Duke Raleigh Hospital. He was born in Philadelphia Co., PA to the late James Francis Dwyer & Catherine Harvey Dwyer.

John attended Parson’s College under a football scholarship. He started his career at The Budd Company/Red Line Plant in Philadelphia as supervisor for 19 years. Upon moving to North Carolina, John was self-employed.

John filled a room with love and joy through a bright smile, loving conversation and his larger than life personality. At the center of his world was his wife Lucille. He cherished his family and friends with all of his heart every day.

He enjoyed playing golf with his sons, grandson and many friends. He took great pleasure being at the beach and watching his family grow around him. John made everyone feel special, important and loved. We are all going to miss you BIG GUY!

A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 o’clock, Wednesday morning, January 21, 2015 at Saint Catherine of Siena Catholic Church.

Mr. Dwyer is survived by his wife of 47 years, Lucille Ann Dwyer; sons, John X. Dwyer, Jr. & wife Miriam of Charlotte and Chris Dwyer & wife Gwen of Wake Forest; grandchildren, John X. Dwyer, III, Lauren Dwyer & Josh Dwyer all of Charlotte, Taylor Dwyer of Jacksonville, FL, Maxwell Dwyer, Zachary Dwyer & Grant Dwyer all of Wake Forest; great-grandchild, Delaney Dwyer of Jacksonville, FL; siblings, Kathy McCaffery, James Dwyer, Judy Hoepfl, Patricia Schull, Mary Jane McDevitt, Michael Dwyer and Kevin Dwyer; extended family and friends.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made in memoriam of John X. Dwyer, Sr. to Duke Raleigh Cancer Center, 3404 Wake Forest Road, Raleigh, NC 27609.

Friends may visit with the family from 6-8:00 P.M., Tuesday evening, January 20, 2015 at Bright Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 405 South Main Street, Wake Forest, NC 27587. (919-556-5811)