He was born March 2, 1937, in Holcomb, Mo., to Owen Thomas and Dula L. Vaughn Dye .
Mr. Dye owned and operated Bill Dye Plumbing and Dependable Plumbing Co. in St. Louis, Mo., most of his life. He served in the U.S. Army for two years in Korea as a medic. He then came home and served two more years in the Army Reserve. He was a recipient of the Good Conduct Medal. Bill was of the Baptist faith, an avid gardener, a great historian on the history of Southeast Missouri, and he especially enjoyed family genealogy.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Charles "Chuck" Dye, and his sister, Nina Sebastian.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, Aug. 3, at Ford & Sons Mt. Auburn Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau, Mo.
Funeral will be held at noon, Wednesday, Aug. 3, at the chapel.
Burial will follow in the Gregory Cemetery, Dye Addition at Kennett,.
Mr. Dye's grandsons will serve as his pallbearers, and his grandson-in-law, Petty Officer Nathan Elling will be presenting flags to his daughters during the full military honors service at the cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be given to American Cancer Society or Good Shepard Hospice in Winter Haven, Fla.
Online condolences may be made at www.fordandsonsfuneralhome.com.