Charles Herman “Charlie” Dye
Charles Herman Dye, 88, of 11 Lynn Road and founder of the Dye Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, died Sunday morning at his home.
Born Aug. 19, 1896 in Meigs County, he was the son of Douglas and Adeline (Douglas) Dye. On Dec. 31, 1922, he married Lucie E. Ward, who survives.
Also surviving are two daughters: Barbara Jean Dye, at home, and Mrs. William (Susan) Fath of Wilbraham, MA; and two granddaughters.
He was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.
He founded the Dye Funeral Home in 1931 and operated it untIl his retIrement in 1967. Dye was a member of the First United Methodist Church, where he was a past member of iri the official board.
A U.S. Army veteran of World War I, Dye was a 61-year member of Shelby’s American Legion O’Brian Post No. 326 and was a past commander of the post. Dye also was a 45-year member of Shelby Chapter No. 178 Royal Arch Masons, and was a member of Shelby Lodge No. 350 F. and A.M.
He was a founding member of the Shelby Sertoma Club and had been past chancellor of the Shelby Knights of Pythias Lodge.
Dye was a graduate of the Columbus School of Embalming.
Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Carl G. Beighley officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery.
Friends may call 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Turner Funeral Home. Masonic services will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church or the Shelby Y Community Center.