Rev. John Harlen Dye Sr.

Published 10:54 pm Thursday, June 7, 2018

JACKSON’S GAP, Ala. — Funeral services for Rev. John Harlen Dye Sr., 84, of Jackson’s Gap, Ala. will be Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 2 p.m. CDT at the Chapel of Radney Funeral Home in Alexander City. Rev. John Dye Jr. and Rev. Shane Dye will officiate.  Burial will follow in the Bay Pine Cemetery.  The family will receive friends on Saturday, June 9, 2018 from noon to 1:30 pm CDT at Radney Funeral Home.

Rev. Dye passed away on Thursday, June 7, 2018 at his residence.  He was born on March 14, 1934 in Tallapoosa County, Ala. to Riley Dye and Betty Lou Bishop Dye.  He was an active member of Bay Pine Baptist Church.  Rev. Dye had preached and pastored since 1964.  He pastored Town Creek Baptist Church, Midway Baptist Church in River View, Ala., and Bethel Baptist Church in Jackson’s Gap.  He worked for Russell Corporation for 40 years.  He enjoyed fishing, playing horseshoes and cards, and loved to “piddle.” He was a great carpenter and loved to play the guitar and mandolin.  He dearly loved his family and was a people person.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Iris Dye of Jackson’s Gap; daughter, Edwina Jordan of Alexander City; sons John H. Dye Jr. (Dottie) of Lanett and Jeff Dye of Jackson’s Gap; grandchildren, Brandi Clegg (Chris), Greg Jordan (Audrey), Kim Dean (Chris), Shane Dye (April) and Shea Dye (Doni); sixteen great grandchildren; sisters Shirley Mann (Billy Jay), Helen Rape (Tommy), and Peggy Yates (Danny); and brothers Rawls Dye (Bobbie) and Joe Dye.

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He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Jack Ogletree, Charlie Ogletree, Seburn Ogletree and Milton Dye.

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Radney Funeral Home, Alexander City, Ala., is in charge of the arrangements.