A graveside service will be held at the Veteran's Memorial Cemetery in Medical Lake on March 9 at 9:45 a.m. followed by an 11 a.m. memorial service at Northview Bible Church located at N13521 Mill Road, Spokane, for former longtime Deer Park teacher George L. Dye, 79, who passed away on Feb. 29, 2012.
Born in Tazewell, Va., on April 9, 1932, he traveled west to Spokane while in the Air Force. He met his wife of almost 58 years, Sharron Mackey, during this time.
He graduated from Eastern Washington University with a teaching degree and went on to attain his master's degree from Whitworth University. He was on the faculty at Deer Park School District for 25 years.
After his retirement, he traveled the United States in his motor home with his wife, mother-in-law and often times his children.
Mr. Dye was an active member of Northview Bible Church and Gideon International.
He enjoyed spending time camping, golfing and fishing with his children and grandchildren.
George is survived by his wife Sharron; their three children Renee (Randy) Bertrand, Karen (Jerel) Rowe, and Thomas (Lisha) Dye, his mother-in-law, Alta Mackey; a sister, Meda (Conn) Holbrook; seven grandchildren, two great grandchildren,
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Union Gospel Mission or Gideon International.