John L. Dye, 91 - Spencer

John L. Dye, 91, of Spencer, West Virginia, died Sunday, May 18, 2008, in the Roane General Hospital Emergency Department, following a fall at his home.

He was born Wednesday, August 20, 1916, at Stringtown, a son of the late Lothrop Fulton "L.F." and Lexie A. Kincaid Dye.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 70 years, Evelyn Stemple Dye, on May 14, 2007; also, his beloved granddaughter, Beth Cassady Karns, two brothers and three sisters.

John worked in several jobs over many years, including serving as the superintendent of the Spencer Sanitary Board for 40 years and as a land surveying engineer for over 40 years. He also sold insurance in Roane County for almost 40 years, the last few years working with a partner, the Hon. Terry Williams, Mayor of Spencer.

Among his greatest sources of fulfillment was the service he gave to his church, teaching Sunday school for almost 60 years and recently being honored as "Deacon Emeritus." His love of people and his concern for others was well known.

Survivors include one daughter, Marty Cassady of Dallas, Texas; one son, Carson F. Dye of Toledo, Ohio; four grandchildren, Carly Dye Adams of Columbus, Ohio, Emily Dye, Liesl Dye and Blakely Dye all of Toledo; one great grandson, Isaac Karns of Cincinnati, Ohio.

Friends may call at the First Baptist Church of Spencer Tuesday, May 20 from 6-8 p.m. where the funeral service will be held Wednesday, May 21 at 11:00 a.m., with the Rev. Michael F. "Mike" King officiating. Burial will be in the Eventide Cemetery, Spencer.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Spencer, "Elevator Fund" 338 Main St., Spencer, WV 25276.

John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, is in charge of arrangements.