Billy Dye, age 87, of Ashland, passed away Friday, June 18, 2021 at Grant Medical Center. He was born November 11, 1933 in Logan, West Virginia, the son of the late Roy and Violet (White) Dye. Billy was a 1953 graduate of Danville High School and had been a resident of Ashland since 1979. He had retired from Hyco Inc where he had been employed as a manufacturing Engineer, and had previously had been employed with Cooper Bessmer in Mt. Vernon. Billy was a veteran of the U.S. Army where he was a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division and had served in the National Guard.
Billy was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. He was a sports fans who enjoyed all Cleveland sports and especially the Ohio State Buckeyes. He was an outdoors man enjoying golf, yard work and woodworking, along with building things for his grandchildren.
On August 25, 1956 Billy married his high school sweetheart, who he shared a wonderful marriage with, Elsie (Mickley) Dye who survives. Also surviving are his daughter, Cindy Bowles of Ashland; his sons, Jeff (Barb) Dye of Mt. Vernon and R.J. (Deena) Dye of Ashland; his grandchildren, Abby (Brad) Evans, Elizabeth (Brandon) Banks, Valerie (Chad) Schlereth, Alex Dye, Celsey Dye, Madison (Christian) Langston, and Rhyan Light; along with his 8 great grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Billy was preceded in death by his brothers, Curtis Dye and Jimmie Dye; and sister, Elizabeth Boothe.
A Celebration of Billy’s life will be held at Heyl Funeral Home on Monday, June 28, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. with Christian Langson officiating and Military Honors presented by the Ashland Veteran’s Honor Guard. Friends may visit with the family from 1:00 p.m. until service time on Monday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be left for the family.
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