Dateline: January 31, 2008

Kenneth Delton Dye, 69, died Wednesday, January 23, 2008, in Claude.

Services were held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 26, 2008, in the First Baptist Church in Claude with Royce Mason, Pastor of the Great Plains Western Church of Claude, officiating. Cremation and arrangements were under the arrangement of Robertson Funeral Directors of Clarendon.

Kenneth was born April 5, 1938, in Claude to Delton and Fannie Mae Best Dye, descendants of one of the pioneer farming families in Armstrong County. He graduated from Claude High School in 1956, went on to attend Texas A&M University, and was a farmer in the Claude area for many years. Kenneth served the community as a law enforcement officer for over 20 years with the Hale County Sheriff’s Office, Plainview Police Department, Potter County Sheriff’s Office, and the Armstrong County Sheriff’s Office. Kenneth was the Armstrong County Sheriff in 1993 and was raised as a Master Mason in 1963. Kenneth was instrumental in the building of the Great Plains Western Church in Claude, where he was a Charter Member and Trustee.

He was preceded in death by his previous wife, Pat; his parents; stepson, Bobby Holman; and an aunt, Mary Lou Beverly.

Survivors include his wife, Kay; four sons, Dale Dye and wife Connie of Arlington, David Dye of Canyon, Steve Dye and wife Mimi of Allen, and Mike Corbitt and wife Melissa of LaGrange; two stepsons, Kevin Buhrkuhl of Kileen, and Stephen Holman of Del Rio; a sister, Leta Walker and husband Jim of Amarillo; 13 beautiful grandchildren; as well as his loving nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be to Great Plains Western Church, Claude EMS, or Claude Fire Department.

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