John Dye funeral is slated for Saturday
by JOYANNA WEBER, Banner Staff Writer
Jan 14, 2011 | 7355 views | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Services for Hollywood actor and former Cleveland resident John Dye have been set for 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church in his hometown of Amory, Miss.

E.E. Pickle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

The actor, whose body was found earlier this week in his San Francisco home, died of apparent heart failure.

Among his many television and film roles, Dye was best known as Andrew, the Angel of Death, in the long-running series, “Touched By An Angel.”

Condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home website at

Dye lived in Cleveland for three years in the mid-1970s with his parents, Jim and Lynn Dye.

While in Cleveland, John Dye was a part of the Ocoee Players Children Theater group.

“He was a bright, outstanding man as a boy,” Cleveland production company owner Connie Gatlin said. “He was gifted in so many ways.”

Dye was also a supporter of local theater when the Museum Center at Five Points was looking to re-establish the group.

While the family resided in Cleveland, John’s younger brother, Jerre, graduated from Cleveland High School. According to The Commercial Appeal, a Memphis daily newspaper, his youngest brother, Jamey, returned to the area and now lives in Chattanooga.

John Dye’s career began in 1987 after he studied theater at Memphis State University (now University of Memphis). Aside from “Touched by an Angel,” Dye also starred or guest-starred in a number of series and movies including “Murder, She Wrote,” “Tour of Duty,” “Room for Romance,” “Jack’s Place,” “Modern Girls” and “Campus Man.”