Gaylord Boyce Dye, 73, Kîmbolton (Coshocton County), passed away late Wednesday
morning, October 2, at the Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus.
Gaylord was born in Gastonia, North Carolina on February 8, 1940, a son ofthe late
Tom and Lillie Bertha Cross Dye. He was a graduate of Beimont High School, Belmont, North Carolina. Gaylord was an Army veteran, sewing at Ft. Benning, Georgia. He returned to civilian iife and was a self employed truck driver for many years. He was also employed as a driver for McLane Trucking, Summit County, Ohio, for several years before a medical disabiiity retirement in 1985. Gaylord was a member of the Thomas Montgomery Post if 431, Newcomerstown American Legion, where he served as Treasurer. He enjoyed fishing, working on automobile engines, and gardening. He was also an avid NâSCAR fan and his favorite driver was the late Dale Earnhardt, Sr., in race car i# 3.
Gaylord is survived by his wife, Edra M. Bittecuf'fer Dye, Kìmbolton, whom he married
April 4, 1982. Also surviving are four sons and two daughters: Gaylord “Chip” and wife
Sharon Dye, Jr., Joseph and wife Tina Zuk, Robert Zuk, Tracy Dye, Lynda Dye, and Donna and husband Mark Sharrock. Gaylord also leaves 15 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, two brothers, and four sisters. He was preceded in death by a sister.
To honor Gaylord’s wishes, his remains are to be cremated. No visiting hours or
memorial services will be scheduled at this time. The family is requesting that memorials be rnade in Gaylord's name to the Thomas Montgomery Post it 431, Newcomerstown American Legion, One Canal Court, Newcomerstown 43832.
Ourant Funeral Home: 740-498-6422