- Tom "Papaw" Dye
- Date of Death:
- Jun 18, 2012
- Location of Service:
- Rupp Funeral Home, Inc. - Monroe
Tom “Papaw” Dye
July 3, 1926 – June 18, 2012
Tom “Papaw” Dye, age 85 of
Friends may call from 2 – 8 p.m. Thursday and 11 a.m. until service time at 1 p.m. Friday at Rupp Funeral Home. Rev. Jim Walker, pastor, and Rev. Eugene White, retired pastor of
Born July 3, 1926 in
Tom worked for Ford Motor Company in
Tom was a veteran of World War II. He proudly served in the United States Navy from August 5, 1943 to March 6, 1946. He received the Asiatic Pacific Medal with 1 Star, American Area Medal, Philippine Liberation Medal with 1 Star, and the Victory Medal.
Tom was a member of
Tom is survived by a daughter, Joan (Robert E.) Elliott of LaSalle; a brother, Joe (Teri) Dye of Orlando, Florida; a sister, Lucy Wedell of Monroe; four grandchildren, Timothy (Stacy) Elliott of Newport, Jon (Jan) Elliott of Ida, Liz (Joe) Breckow of Gibraltar, and Thomas Elliott of San Antonio, Texas; eight great-grandchildren, Ron Elliott, Amanda Elliott, Melissa Elliott, Ashleigh (Andrew) Reko, Brannigan Powell, Joseph Elliott, Jennifer Elliott, and Nathaniel Elliott; two great-great-grandchildren, Alexus Howe and Aubree Reko, and several loving nieces and nephews.
In addition to his wife Annette, Papaw was preceded in death by four brothers, L.H., Curtis, Pete, and Eugene Dye; and a sister, Montana Lingar.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family or
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- Location of Services:
- Rupp Funeral Home, Inc.
- 2345 South Custer Road