Billie Ross Dye
Billie Ross Dye
  • October 23, 1931 - November 29, 2017
  • Kansas City, Missouri

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Billie R Dye, 86 passed away November 29, 2017 at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cameron Mo. He is survived by his daughters Ceressa Jackson (Kent), Michele Guess, grandchildren Brett Jackson (Michelle), Blake Jackson, Kyle Jackson (Alana), Kelcee Johnston (AJ), Tyler Guess and Paytyn Guess. Bill also had 3 great grandchildren, Lillian Jackson, Landon Ross Jackson, Kaylyn Jackson. He is survived by his sister Louise Newton, preceded in death by his brothers Jewel and Gordon Dye and sister Leta Cerney. Surviving him also is his sister-in-law Carolyn Rush (Bill) and Raymond White (Debbie). Nieces and nephews and many friends will feel the loss of his passing.

Bill was born in Lock Springs MO and graduated from Chillicothe High School where he met his future bride Catherine Ross White. He served in the United States Air Force, stationed at the March Air Force base in Riverside California. Catherine traveled by train to California where they were married in 1953 and in 1955 their 1st daughter, was born. Bill and Cathy returned to Missouri in 1956 where they settled in Kansas City North. In 1959 along side of his brothers the Dye's Appliance Store was opened on North Oak Trafficway. In 1960 they welcomed their 2nd daughter. Bill and Cathy were long time members of the McMurry United Methodist Church, services usually were followed by breakfast, a long standing tradition for them and Bill after Cathy passed joined by his daughters and family. Bill enjoyed time around the water and they purchased a home at Lake Viking where he could fish and tool around on the pontoon. The grandchildren, family and friends spent many a weekend with them creating stories to tell and memories to share. For a numbers of years Bill also enjoyed hunting with his nephew Earl and good friend Dave. You would seldom see him sitting unless it was to watch baseball or football, not restricted to the Royals and Chiefs. Bill was a generous man, sharing his time and money.

Visitation will be at the White Chapel Funeral Home Sunday December 3rd 5-7pm and services on Monday December 4th at 2pm with burial to follow. Please join the family to celebrate his life, donations can be made to the Missouri Veterans Home in Cameron or the Crossroads Hospice.