Earl W. Dye


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

He was born on July 28, 1930, in Etowah.

He was the son of late Annie Johnson Dye and Earl W. Dye. He was preceded in death by both parents; his wife of 64 years, Mary “Frances” Dye; sisters: Marie Cooley and Della Sue Thomas; and brothers: Richard Herman Dye, and 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, and Jason (Laura) Dye. He had 18 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, and 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 who knew him and will be missed dearly.

The viewing will be held at Living by Faith Ministries, 1175 King Edward Ave. Cleveland, on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021,  from 1 to 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 Hillcrest 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 is in charge of arrangements.


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