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“Pat, Oh how much we are going to miss Ken. Even though we didn't get to see you guys very often, we surely all had fun when we did. Please...Read More »
1 of 32 | Posted by: Jim & Sybil Moran - Weaverville, NC

“My prayers are with you. ”
2 of 32 | Posted by: Debbie Kinsland - canton, NC

“So sorry to hear of Ken's passing. Ken's strong faith and sweet spirit has left a lasting impression on all who knew him. You are in my thoughts...Read More »
3 of 32 | Posted by: Melba Powell - Candler, NC

“Pat, Amy and family. Sorry to hear of Ken's passing. He will be missed tremendously but we all know he is rejoicing in Heaven. He has been such...Read More »
4 of 32 | Posted by: Ed Hattie Redmon - Asheville, NC

“Pat, Amy and family. Sorry to hear of Ken's passing. He will be missed tremendously but we all know he is rejoicing in Heaven. He has been such...Read More »
5 of 32 | Posted by: Ed Hattie Redmon - Asheville, NC

“Patsy, I am so sorry to know of Kenneth's death. I have such fond memories of you and him when we were young people at Central Baptist in Oak Ridge....Read More »
6 of 32 | Posted by: Suellen Alfred - TN

“Pat and family, Lisa emailed me yesterday about Kenneth's death and I found the email this afternoon. I am very sorry to hear this news. I will be...Read More »
7 of 32 | Posted by: Randy & Cheri Kilpatrick Harrison - TN

“Dear Pat and Family, We will miss Ken so very much. I just looked up to him as such a wonderful Christian. He will always be remembered as a...Read More »
8 of 32 | Posted by: Jerry & Phyllis Henderson - NC

“Pat, Scott, Amy, Matt & families, What an honor to have known such a fine man of GOD. Even in death his witness will live on. He will be missed by...Read More »
9 of 32 | Posted by: Randy & Lisa Nelson - Waynesville, NC

“Amy and Family, My sincerest thoughts are with you at this time. I know how hard this is for you but you are a strong woman. Your fond memories of...Read More »
10 of 32 | Posted by: Sharon Henson Franklin - NC

“Dear Patsy, I am so saddened to learn of Ken's passing. I remember him so well from times at Central Baptist in Oak Ridge and at ORHS.He was so very...Read More »
11 of 32 | Posted by: Judy Robinson Barnard - FL

“Pat and family, I'm so sad to hear of your loss. I graduated with Kenneth and he was always a good friend to many of us. Our prayers and thoughts...Read More »
12 of 32 | Posted by: Sue Worthington White - Clinton, TN

“Pat, It is with deep sadness to hear about Ken. We worked together several years. He was a dear friend. We were very close, especially during...Read More »
13 of 32 | Posted by: Bill &Eudene Freuler - Littleton, NC

“I am so sorry to here of Ken's passing. We were both children in Louden Tennessee, where he, Charles and I played together. Both our families moved...Read More »
14 of 32 | Posted by: Bill Berry - Lenoir, NC

“Amy,Scott, Matt, Mrs. Dye: Saddened to hear about the loss of your dad/husband. My prayers are with you in this time of sorrow. ”
15 of 32 | Posted by: Lisa Jenkins- THS Class of 1982 - SC

“PAT, I WAS VERY SORRY TO LEARN ABOUT KEN. HE WAS ONE OF MY FAVORITE PEOPLE AND I KNOW HE WILL BE MISSED BY MANY. YOU WILL BE IN MY PRAYERS. JOHN ”
16 of 32 | Posted by: John Churchill - WEAVERVILLE, NC

“Pat and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Please know you all are in my prayers. Former classmate,Judy Jenkins '58 ”
17 of 32 | Posted by: Judy McIntyre Jnkins - NC

“Ken Dye was a great classmate and always had a smile and some humor. I always remember him for an attitude of a happy person. I am saddened by the...Read More »
18 of 32 | Posted by: Paul Gresky - Fort Collins, CO

“Pat and family. My sympathies to you all in this difficult time of loss. Prayers for peace and comfort. ”
19 of 32 | Posted by: Mary Jane Matthews - Waynesville, NC

“I am deeply saddened to here of Ken's passing. I worked with him for several years at Champion International. He was one of the finest men I ever...Read More »
20 of 32 | Posted by: Wayne Griffin - Roanoke, VA

“Pat, We love you so and wish we could take some of the hurt away. I hope you can remember the times you have been an encourager for me at BSF, SS...Read More »
21 of 32 | Posted by: Mae and Doyle Hawkins - Candler, NC

“Pat and Family, I was so sorry to hear that Kenneth had passed away. It makes me sad each time we lose another classmate and friend from the...Read More »
22 of 32 | Posted by: Lucy Pierce Cagley - Oak Ridge, TN

“Ken Dye Family, Jeana & I were saddened to learn of Ken's passing. I worked with him many years at Champion and we became good friends. We both...Read More »
23 of 32 | Posted by: George & Jeana Brown - Clyde, NC

“I will always remember Ken as a loyal and faithful customer at Dixon's Little Boy for years. My thoughts and prayers are will all of his family. ”
24 of 32 | Posted by: Sheri Dixon-Henson - canton, NC

“To all Family: It is so very sad to read of the passing of Ken; I am reminded of our Christian relationship and the many conversations we have...Read More »
25 of 32 | Posted by: Keith & Ollie Gibson - NC

“Rest In Peace my dear first cousin. it has been years since I have seen you, but I remember our childhood days together. Pat: take care of your self...Read More »
26 of 32 | Posted by: Wanda Fay Roberts Payne - FL

“My deepest sympathy to all of Ken's family. He was a treasured customer at our restaurant when we were in business. A kind, gentle man. God bless...Read More »
27 of 32 | Posted by: Juanita Dixon - Canton, NC

“Ken and Pat have been wonderful neighbors. We know Ken to have been a strong christian witness. He was a kind and caring person to all who knew him....Read More »
28 of 32 | Posted by: Don & Betty Ann Manly - NC

“Pat, We grieve with you in the home going of Ken. It has been a long, hard struggle. He is now at peace owith his Lord. We will be in prayer with...Read More »
29 of 32 | Posted by: Carlys and Dottie Scates - NC

“Pat, We grieve with you in the home going of Ken. It has been a long, hard struggle. He is now at peace owith his Lord. We will be in prayer with...Read More »
30 of 32 | Posted by: Carlys and Dottie Scates - NC

“Ken was a good friend and a brother in Christ. Our loss is heavens gain ”
31 of 32 | Posted by: Bill Dockery - Candler, NC

“While we did not know him well, we knew him enough to know he was a kind man and a good neighbor. We will miss his friendly presence. ”
32 of 32 | Posted by: Charlie and Toni Carroll - NC


Waynesville, Kenneth Howard Dye, age 73, passed away on Friday, August 31, 2012 at Memorial Campus-Mission Hospitals. Kenneth was a native of Loudon County, Tennessee, he had resided in Haywood County since 1972. He was the son of the late Granville and Myrtle Roberts Dye. Kenneth was a graduate of University of Tennessee, where he received his master's degree in Engineering. He retired from Champion International as an Engineer with 27 years' service. Kenneth was on the Board of Directors for the North Carolina Baptist State Convention and President of the Lay Witness Foundation of North Carolina. He served as a deacon, Sunday school teacher, and did Missions work local and abroad. Kenneth loved his family and his Christian work and was a member of West Asheville Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Patricia "Pat" Castleman Dye; two sons, Scott Dye and his wife, Kathy, of Reidsville, NC and Matthew Dye and his wife, Peggy, of Columbus, Ohio; a daughter, Amy Dye Cathey of Candler; a brother, Charles Dye of Fountain Inn, South Carolina; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 6, 2012 in the Waynesville Chapel of Wells Funeral Home with Reverend Stan Welch officiating. Private burial will be held. The family will receive friends from 7:00 until 9:00 p.m. Wednesday evening at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, in memory of Kenneth Dye, 90 Stiles Road, Canton, NC 28716. For those who desire, an on-line memorial register is available at "Obituaries" at "www.wellsfuneralhome.com"

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