Lavon D. Dye, 87, of Randolph, a retired security guard with Sunshine Mills in Tupelo, died Tuesday, July 17, 2018, at University Medical Center in Jackson.
Mr. Dye was a U.S. Air Force veteran, where he guarded the atomic bomb. He loved gardening and farming. He also raised miniature horses, llamas, cows and ducks.
He was a member of Grace Baptist Church in Clarksdale.
Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Dorothy Jenelle McGill Dye, of Randolph; a son, Christopher Parker, of Algoma; four daughters, Debra Ann Kimberlin of Water Valley, Pamela Simpson (David) of Lambert, Vicki Karen Baker (Greg) of Saltillo, and Sherri Jones of Dyer, Tenn.; a brother, C.J. Dye of Clarksdale; 17 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James Ray and Gertha Keenum Dye; a daughter, Kathi Randles; grandson, Johnathon Jones; brothers, Royce, Leslie and Tommy Dye; and a sister, Jeanie Brooks.
Visitation and funeral services were held Friday, July 20, 2018, at Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale with burial in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home handled the arrangements.