Herbert E. “Herb” Dye, age 91, of Bristol, Va., died peacefully on August 20, 2020, at NHC Healthcare.
Herbert was born on April 14, 1929, in Swords Creek, Russell County, Va., to his loving parents, Roy E. and Ida Bell Dye. The family relocated to the Abingdon/Bristol area. Herb graduated from Bethel High School and studied at Emory and Henry College.
Herb achieved route, plant, and regional sales manager positions at Foremost, and later Farmbest Dairies, where he had many devoted friends and employees. Upon retirement, he owned Bi-Rite Market and was later a valued staff member at the Abingdon Senior Community Center where he ran the Meals-on-Wheels and supported other senior programs to give back to the community.
He was a lifelong member of Pleasant View United Methodist Church.
Herbert is survived by his daughter, Lovena Swygert; sons, Eugene Dye and wife, Kaye; Keith Dye; Tim Dye and wife, Amy; along with a brother, Lawrence Dye. He was also blessed with grandchildren and great grandchildren, displaying their pictures proudly.
The family wishes to express their sincere thanks to the caring staff at NHC Healthcare for their excellent care and support.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
Those wishing to express sympathy online or send “Hugs from Home” may do so by visiting www.farrisfuneralservice.com
. The family of Herbert E. “Herb” Dye is being cared for by Farris Funeral Service & Crematory, 427 E. Main Street, Abingdon, VA 24210, (276) 623-2700.