Irene Casey Dye, age 85, passed away on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at her home. She was a lifelong resident of Washington County, Va. and spent many years working at Raytheon Corporation. Irene continued her education by earning an Associate’s Degree in Social Work from Virginia Highlands Community College. Her family remembers her love for gardening and canning and rescuing animals. She was a strong and determined woman, who showed love and care to others.
She was predeceased by her husband Albert Edison Dye; her parents James Polk and Elizabeth Reynolds Casey; two brothers and five sisters.
Irene is survived by her daughter Debra Dye Poland of Bristol, Va.; grandson Jason Dye and wife Leslie and their daughter Emilee of Bluff City, Tenn.; brothers Bill Casey of Abingdon and Rufus Casey of Bristol, Tenn.; sisters Brenda Bailey of Bristol, Va., Ruby Hunnicutt of Lenoir, N.C., Linda Gerald of Oregon, and Betty Lovell of McMinnville, Tenn.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM on Friday, October 16, 2020 at the Forest Hills Chapel of Farris Funeral Service. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, October 17, 2020 at the Chapel with Rev. Michael Patterson officiating. Interment will follow in Forest Hills Memory Gardens. Casket bearers will be selected from family and friends.
COVID-19 regulations require that attendees practice social distancing and wear masks.
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and signing the online guest register.
The family of Irene C. Dye is being cared for by Farris Cremation and Funeral Center, 19415 Lee Highway, Abingdon, VA 24210, (276) 623-2700.