Dateline: January 31, 2008
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
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
In lieu of flowers, the family
requests memorials be to Great Plains Western Church, Claude EMS, or
Claude Fire Department.
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