James Edward Dye, Sr., 83, of Floyds Knobs, Indiana, passed away on Friday, July 31, 2020. He was a 1955 graduate of Valley High School and a veteran of the United States Navy. James retired from BF Goodrich Corporation in Louisville. He was a proud Kentucky Colonel and avid UK fan. James loved his family and was fond of his rescue dog, Bon Bon. He was known for his homegrown tomatoes and meticulous lawn.
He was born on November 1, 1936, in Louisville, Kentucky, to the late Robert and Bessie (Baker) Dye. James was also preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Mildred (Spears) Dye; son, Timothy Dye; and brothers, Charles and Billy Dye.
James is survived by his children, Julie Dye and James Dye, Jr. (Tricia); grandchildren, Adam Dye (Tara), Alex Dye (Keziah), Dylan Sapp (Chelsea), Taylor Sapp (JoAnna), and Bailey Creighton; stepgrandchildren, Jacob, Braden, and Meredith Drake; sister, Peggy Thomas; sister-in-law, Anna Catherine Dye; and great-grandchildren, Avery, Triston, Raegan, and Barrett.
Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 2, 2020, at Newcomer Cremations, Funerals & Receptions (3309 Ballard Lane, New Albany) with his funeral service and military honors taking place at 3:00 p.m. Cremation will follow according to James' wishes.
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