Thurman F. Dye, 97, passed away on February 2, 2019. Thurman was born January 6, 1922 in Reedsville, Ohio the son of Thomas and Elma Dye. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in World War II in the Battle of the Bulge.
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Thurman was retired 35 years, after 42 years of service at Goodyear Tire. He was a lifetime member of VFW Post 8975. He attended Hemlock Grove Christian Church.
Thurman was preceded in death by his wife, Kate; son, Michael; brothers, Harry, Charles, and James; sisters, Martha Lou, Lucy, and Amy. He is survived by children, Teresa Collins, Thomas (Bonnie) Dye; grandchildren, Shaun Dye, Winston (Shannon) Collins and Tracy Dye; great-daughters Brittney Dye, Jordon Dye, and Meredith Collins; great-great-grandson, Garret Davis; and companion, Helen Swartz.
Calling hours will be on Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Dunn-Quigley Funeral Home (811 Grant St.) where a memorial service will take place at 6:00 p.m.
"Death leaves a headache no one can heal. Loves leaves a memory no one can steal". Like so many others of the Greatest Generation, he was a good man. He will be missed, He will not be forgotten.
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