Donald Clifford Dyble

August 1, 1925February 8, 2019

Donald Clifford Dyble, 93, of Tampa, passed away on February 8, 2019 in Tampa.

Visitation will be 6:00 to 8:00 pm Friday, February 15, 2019 at Blount & Curry Funeral Home of Carrollwood.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 am Saturday, February 16, 2019 at Blount & Curry Funeral Home of Carrollwood with the Reverend Lia Willetts of Christ United Methodist Church of Lehigh Acres, Florida officiating. Burial will be held at 2:00 pm Sunday, February 17, 2019 at Myrtle Hill Memorial Park of Tampa.

Donald Clifford Dyble was born in Lincoln, NE to John and Sue Dyble on August 1, 1925. He received his Bachelor of Applied Science from the College of Technology at the University of Houston in 1955. Don married Florence Dunlap on September 22, 1950 in St. Petersburg, Florida. He was a veteran of WW II and served in the Navy. Don was owner/president of General Engine & Equipment Company. He was a past member of First United Methodist Church of Tampa and attended Lake Magdalene United Methodist Church of Tampa. Don was past president of the Propeller Club and Seaport Sertoma Club, past member of the Port Development Council (Tampa Chamber of Commerce), and past member of the Navy League of the U.S. He was also a member of Tin Can Sailor, Hillsborough Masonic Lodge and a honorary member of the Committee of 100 (Chamber of Commerce).

Don is preceded in death by son, Wayne Dyble and wife, Florence Dyble.

Don is survived by daughter, Leslie Bishop, and two grandchildren Rachelle Bishop and Eric Bishop.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society.


  • Visitation Friday, February 15, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, February 16, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, February 16, 2019
  • Graveside Service Sunday, February 17, 2019

Donald Clifford Dyble

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Freddy Revels

February 16, 2019

Don shared with me a memory once of when in 1945 he was off the coast of Okinawa on his minesweeper, providing protection for the landing craft. He scaled a rope ladder to his ship, with a 20 lb BAR rifle on his back. When on his ship, he spotted an enemy sailor on a nearby Japanese ship raise a rifle to fire at the landing craft. Don said he aimed his BAR at the enemy sailor and fired.

I asked Don if he got him, to which he replied, "Yeah, I got him". He wasn't boasting, he just was doing what had to be done.

Thank you, Don, for your service and your sacrifice.