Earl W. Dye


Earl W. Dye, 91, a longtime resident of Cleveland, passed away at his home on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021.

Born July 28, 1930, in Etowah,  he was the son of late Annie Johnson Dye and Earl W. Dye.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Mary “Frances” Dye; sisters: Marie Cooley, Della Sue Thomas; and brothers: Richard Herman Dye, James Robert Dye.

He is survived by his sister, Phyllis Clark; five daughters and two sons: Judy (Terry) Greene, June (Lynn) Wagner, Joan Shook, Janice (Buck) Dispaine, Jane Cloer, Harold (Cindy) Dye, Jason (Laura) Dye.

He had 18 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren, as well as several nieces and nephews.

He worked in several places in Cleveland and Georgia. He enjoyed going to church and was of the Church of God faith. He also loved to watch westerns, war movies, wrestling and comedies. He was an avid fisherman and hunter of small game. He was loved by all that knew him and will be missed dearly.

The viewing will be held at Living by Faith Ministries at 1175 King Edward Ave., Cleveland, TN 37311, on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021, from 1 until 3 p.m. with the service directly after at 3 p.m. Pastor Shane Dye will be officiating.

Pallbearers will be: James Dispaine, Dwight Dye, Joshua Dye, Justin Greene, Jeremy Greene, Stacy Greene and Bruce Smith. He will be laid to rest at Hilcrest Memorial Gardens following the service.

You are invited to share a personal memory of William or your condolences with his family at his online memorial located at

Companion Funeral & Cremation Service and the Cody family are honored to assist the Dye family with these arrangements.


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