Gary Lee Dye, 60

DyeGaryGary Lee Dye, 60 years, passed away on June 16, 2013 at Cox Medical Center South, Springfield, Mo., after a long illness with cancer.
Gary was born July 15, 1952 in Akron, Ohio to Francis and Rosie (Moore) Dye.
Gary was a resident of the Ava community since 1986 moving from Lake Elsinore, Calif. He was an over the road truck driver for several years. He also was a veteran and served his country with the U.S. Marines.
On Dec. 30, 1971 Gary and Terri Lynn Waters were united in marriage in Canoga Park, Calif., and through this union two children were born.
Gary enjoyed sailing, building model airplanes and drawing cartoon characters. He also loved playing with his grandkids.
Gary was preceded in death by two brothers, Joe and Larry Dye.
Gary is survived by his wife, Terri Dye, Ava; two children and their spouses, Tammy and Kevin Logan, Highland, Mich., and Jerime and Jackie Dye, Nixa, Mo.; nine grandchildren, Erika, Jon, Aldon, McKenzie, Brandon, Drake, Britney, Cailey and Kymber; two great-grandchildren, Xander, and Lilliana; his parents, Francis and Rosie Dye, Ava; siblings, Sheila and Ron Coffey, Rogersville, Mo., Cheryl and Robert Crosin, Castaic, Calif., Frank Dye, Grandy, Mo., Debbie and Jim Honeycutt, Sagus, Calif. and James and Rosa Dye, Ava, Mo.; and many other relatives and friends.
Cremation services are being conducted by Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Ava, Mo.
Online condolences may be made to www.clinkingbeardfuneral