Jerry Dye


Jerry Dalrymple Dye, 84, went to be with our Lord and Savior on Wednesday, July 1, 2020.

Originally from Weirton, W.Va., she has resided in Cleveland for the last 50 years. She was the daughter of the late Herman and Kathleen “Dottie” Dalrymple. She earned her RN degree at West Virginia University and was a longtime nurse for Dr. Joseph McCoin of Cleveland. Afterward, she worked in home health and hospice nursing.

She was an active member, teacher, and youth missions leader at First United Methodist Church, as well as in the Cleveland Emmaus program. But we who know her heart know that her proudest accomplishment is this:

Thus saith the Lord:

“...[L]et him who boasts boast in this: that he understands and knows Me, that I am the Lord…” Jeremiah 9:23

Surviving is her husband of 63 years, Thomas Dye; twin sister, Joan (John) Nicodemus of Bridgeport, Ohio; brother, William “Bud” (Susan) Dalrymple of Weirton, W.Va.; brother, Doug (Rebecca) Dalrymple of Jasper; sister-in-law, Avis (Ed) Wilson, originally of Weirton, W.Va.; nieces: Debbie (Terry) Schuster, Kelly Grace (Thomas) Coffman, Haley (Joe) Tofte, and Deanna (Mike) McMillian; nephews: Greg (Connie) Nicodemus, Scott (Carol) Dalrymple, Chris (Theresa) Dalrymple, David (Christine) Dalrymple, and Byron (Terri) Wilson; daughters: Leslie Hill, Jill (Rick) Rybak and Lara (Todd) Davidson, all of Cleveland; grandchildren: Jake (Piper) Hill, Adam Hill, Brynn Rybak, Tucker Rybak, Kyle Davidson, and Kara Davidson; and six great-grandchildren.

For the safety of all, there will be a family-only service celebrating her life. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association or First United Methodist Church, 3425 N. Ocoee St., Cleveland, TN 37312.

Those of us who have a Proverbs 31 woman in our lives speak a common language. We understand what a rare and wonderful thing we have; especially when they are your wife, your mother, your friend.


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