Funeral service for Loyad H. Dye, age 77, of Kelso, TN, will be held at 11 AM on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, at Higgins Funeral Home with Bro. Scott Case and Bro. David Taylor officiating. Burial will follow in the Shady Gove Cemetery.
Loyad was born on August 21, 1944, in Nashville, TN to the late Donald Hugh and Nerva Ray Tucker Dye. He worked as an Industrial Sewing Machine Mechanic for Fly, Serbin Manufacturing, HD Lee Co., and Roberson Machines. Mr. Dye enjoyed hunting, fishing, traveling, and spending time with his grandchildren. He was a member of the South Pittsburg Mountain Holiness Church. Loyad passed away on May 15, 2022, surrounded by his family.
Survivors include his children, Felica (Wesley) Barnett of Lynchburg, Patrick (Brandi) Dye of Fayetteville, and Jamey (Candice) Dye of Flintville; Loyad was known as Papa to his beloved grandchildren, Sarah Dye, Joshua Dye, Addie Dye, Serenitee Dye, Julia Dye, and Abigail Fletcher; also surviving include his sister, Evelyn Smith, Linda (John) Smiley, Marie Dye, Lois (Don) Williams, and Rita Kay (Jack) Clardy; and many loving nieces, nephews, and friends.
In addition to his parents, Loyad was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia “Pat” Dye; grandchildren, John Luke Dye, and Cydnee Grace Dye; brother, Ralph Dye; and sisters, Reba Doyle, and Donna Angers.
Visitation with the family will be from 5 PM until 8 PM on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, at Higgins Funeral Home. Clint Dye, Adam Taylor, Joel Russell, Sam Smiley, Chris Mitchell, Isaac Smith, Don Goodman, and Lebron Smith will serve as pallbearers.
Higgins Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Loyad H. Dye.