LEAVITTSBURG - William "Bill" Edward Dye, 76, of Leavittsburg, went to be with the Lord Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, at his home surrounded by his loving family after fighting a courageous battle with a terminal illness.
He was born Nov. 22, 1937, in Marion County, W.Va., a son of the late Burie and Ruth Constable Dye. He married Marlene Jean Webb on June 23, 1958.
He was an inspector with Copperweld Steel, retiring in 1994 after 36 years of service. Bill was a member of Leavittsburg Church of God, ASECU, life member of the Buick Club and Studebaker Club, and a life member of the NRA.
William E. Dye
He was also a member of the Moose Lodge #186 and honorary member of the Southington American Legion Post.
Bill loved spending time with his family and friends, which he cherished immensely. He also enjoyed working on his farm, gardening, attending car shows, and was an avid motorcyclist.
Memories of Bill will be carried on by his loving wife of 56 years, Jean Dye of Leavittsburg; son, William (Janice) Dye II of Cortland; three daughters, Donna (Bob) George of Leavittsburg, Debbie (Jr.) Cobb of Kinsman and Denise (Ben) Sherman of Vienna; grandchildren, Curt George, Alyssa (Adam) Phillips, Christopher Dye, Dayna Sherman, Carly Sherman and Haley Cobb; and great-grandsons, Anthony George and Jaxon Phillips.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Richard Dye.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Carl W. Hall Funeral Home, where Pastor Mark L. Rasey will officiate. Family and friends are kindly invited to visit from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Bill will be laid to rest in Pine Knoll Cemetery, Warren Township.
The family requests that material contributions be made to Crossroads Hospice, 9775 Rockside Road, Suite 270, Cleveland, OH 44125, in Bill's memory.