Marvin Edward Dye, 83, of Mt. Vernon, passed away at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, at his residence.
Marvin was born in Mt. Vernon on June 28, 1930, the son of Herman E. “Ted” and Mildred (Trowbridge) Dye. He married Mary Elizabeth (Curtis) on July 23, 1949, in Morganfield, Ky., and she survives in Mt. Vernon.
He was a Christian and a member of the Bethel Baptist Church. Mr. Dye worked at the Florsheim Shoe Factory, Brehm-Hanna Chevrolet, W.G. Motors and later worked as a custodian for Mt. Vernon City Schools District 80 for 25 years.
He is survived by his wife, Mary (Curtis) Dye of Mt. Vernon; two sons, Ronald Lee Dye and wife Sheila of Mt. Vernon and Tony Dye of St. Louis; grandsons, Mark Dye and wife Tonya of Bluford and Danny Dye and wife Kelli of Bluford; two great-grandsons, Koaltin Dye and Brendan Dye; one great-granddaughter, Kaisi Dye; and two special friends, Georgia Anderson and Joanna Musgrave.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one infant brother.
Funeral services will be held at 12 noon Friday at Newell Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon with his grandson Pastor Mark Dye officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Vernon Memorial Gardens in Woodlawn.
Visitation will be held on Friday from 11 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.
For those wishing, memorials may be made to Bethel Baptist Church and will be accepted at the funeral home.
For more information call Newell Funeral Home at 246-0100 or visit online at www.newellfuneralhome.com for online obituary and online condolences.