Mr. Norman Ray Dye

  • Born: February 25, 1953
  • Died: June 27, 2010
  • Location: North Little Rock, Arkansas

Tribute & Message From The Family

Norman Ray Dye was borne on the wings of Angels to his heavenly home on Friday the 25th of June. He was a retired Navy Veteran that served in Vietnam and was a member of Sherwood First Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Emma Baker Dye, of North Little Rock; mother, Velma Dye Waymire, and stepfather, Floyd Jerrel Waymire, both of Sherwood; stepson, Kendtrix Edmondson, of Little Rock; granddaughter, Nadia McKoy Edmondson, of Georgia; two brothers, William Richard Dye and wife, Nancy, of Weatherford, TX, and James David Dye, of Benton; stepbrother, Steve Waymire; a host of uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews, and extended family, and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, William S. Dye.
Funeral Services will be held 12:30 p.m., Wednesday at North Little Rock Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday at North Little Rock Funeral Home, 1921 Main St., 758-1170. Online obituary and guest register at


Condolence & Memory Journal


I lived next door to Norman for a few years during elementary school (1961-65). I spent a lot of time at his home and enjoyed much laughter, friendship, generosity and kindness from him and his family. He and his brother, David, were particularly good buddies to me. His mother was a saint for tolerating the pack of boys that seemed to overrun her house at all hours. Peace to Norman and blessings to all his family and friends.

Posted by Darrell Bruning - Niceville, FL   July 06, 2010


Norman, I always remember your smile and your "Little bit different" way of looking at life, situations and their outcomes, etc.
It always made me think about different perspectives!

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends.

God's speed,

Ron, Jean and Carlton Gibson

Posted by Ron Hepler - Rogers, AR - Friend   June 29, 2010


Posted by Zellar lockhart - N.L.R., AR   June 29, 2010


I will always remember all the good times as children we had. The 4th is always a time to remember our family and Dye family always had a big barbeque ending with water melon Dad picked up in Hope,Ar.i also remember sleep overs all 5 of us kids .Norman rest in peace you will be missed. Not good bye just see you later.

Posted by Sherry Wooley Davis - Sherwood, AR - cousin   June 29, 2010

Norman, Norman, I remember so well what a sweet boy you were. I remember when we stayed with ya'll and I was pregnant with Renee. You mom worked at Timex and I kept you boys. When David would get into trouble, he would climb to the top of a tree and stay there until he thought I had forgotten what he did. Rick and I would battle every day because he did not want to lie down and rest or nap after lunch. He would pout at me. Boy did I need a rest, seeing after three wonderful little boys. Norm you were quite and really did your own thing. Any way deep in my heart I will always and forever have a close special place for three precious boys that I love so dearly.I have kept up with you after you reached adult hood through you mom and my loving sister-in law. You are loved by so many and you will be missed only for a while. One day we will all be togather again sharing, loving, and laughing. Until that time comes, you will be in my heart. Aunt Wanda

Posted by Wanda Thompson Berry - Cabot, AR - Aunt   June 28, 2010

Candle were one of the most amazing people I have ever known. I remember living across the street from you and your family. When I would get to go into your room and listen to you play the guitar I thought I was really something. You were always so kind to me and I thought you were the coolest guy around. I will think of you often and remember you always....Renee'

Posted by Renee' - Cabot, AR - cousin   June 28, 2010


Thinking of you all in this sad time. May your memories comfort you. Our prayers go out for all.

Posted by Bobbie & Dan Cole - Sibling-in -laws- to his brother   June 28, 2010

Norman. You were my very first "boyfriend" and true love. You were so shy when we met and when you asked me to "go steady" you turned several shades of red but your smile never faulted. We had a lot of fun and a lot of ups and downs but you remained a steadfast friend. You came to my rescue more than once and even brought your big brother along once. Thank you for loving me and being a very important part of my life.

Posted by Kay Schultz - North Little Rock, AR - friend/family   June 28, 2010