McMillan Funeral Home

702 West College Street, Booneville, MS


Bobby Gene Rye

January 25, 1935July 9, 2020

Bobby Gene Rye passed away Thursday, July 9, 2020, at the Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth, MS. He was born January 25, 1935, to John and Ora Lee Rye. He lived many years in Baltimore, MD. Every time one would see Mr. Rye, he was always making people laugh and putting smiles on their faces by pranking everyone. He loved collecting at the Salvation Army; he would give whatever he could find to anybody. Mr. Rye attended New Covenant Worship Center in Booneville, MS. During the summer months, he enjoyed cooking at a youth camp in the state of Maine and traveling to Florida. Mr. Rye will be remembered by his support of President Trump and the many tales of his adventurous younger years.

There will be no local services for Mr. Bobby Gene Rye. There will be a private ceremony for the family in Florida. Arrangements are under the direction of McMillan Funeral Home.

He is survived by his step-son, Dean Rockel; two step-daughters, Doreen Rockel and Donna Rockel; eight step-grandchildren, Justin Rockel, Eric Pindell, Chris Rockel, Nicholas Rockel, Michele Fugate, Keri Martin, Dominic Martin, and Cameron Martin; a host of nieces and nephews; and a host of great nieces and great nephews.

He is preceded in death by his wife of many years, Josie Rye; one brother, Glen “Poodle” Cunningham (Doris); and one sister, Betty Elosie Rye Zackarevicz (James).

Condolences may be left at www.mcmillanfuneralhome.com.


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