William Edward Dye

March 23, 1943October 13, 2021

William Edward Dye (78) departed this life on October 13, 2021 in Tampa, FL. Bill was born in Savannah, GA on March 23, 1943 to Thomas Vinson, Sr and Ray-monde Virginia Wilson Dye. He graduated from Savannah High School and went on to attend Armstrong State and Georgia State College. While living in Atlanta, Bill began his long time career in the Office Equipment industry, eventually owning his own company in Tampa. After retirement, he worked in the import tile business and volunteered at his church.

Bill’s faith was an integral part of his life. He was confirmed at Christ Church, Savannah as a young teenager and went on to teach Sunday School. Once Tampa became his home, he attended St Andrew’s Episcopal Church, where he served as Senior Warden and Junior Warden on the Vestry, taught Sunday School to Junior and Senior High Students and helped get the EYC (Youth Group) going again, planning trips to NC and camping trips around Tampa.

Bill was always interested in sports, either as a participant or spectator. He loved the game of football, becoming a referee for the Pop Warner league in both Atlanta and Savannah. Skiing, hunting, fishing, boating, and golfing were other sports he participated in and taught his boys well.

Bill was a long time member of Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla where he was a Gunner, an activity that he truly loved along with the good friends he made. The Tampa Yacht and Country Club was enjoyed by him, his sons, and the grandchildren.

Bill is survived by his wife, Lindell. Of all Bill’s accomplishments in life, he was most proud of his children and grandchildren: Sons, Thomas III (Holly), Stephen, William (Sue). Grandchildren: Nathan, Carson, Tommy IV, Matthew, Charlotte, Virginia, Wyatt, Parker. He is also survived by his father-in-law, Charles Mullen, brother-in-law, Charles Mullen III, sister-in-law, Anne Kutchmire (Jack) nieces and nephews, Randy, Jim, Sharon, Erinn, Gordon, Leeanna, Caroline, and one cousin, Mary.

A private family service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, those who wish can make donations to St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 509 E Twiggs St. Tampa, FL 33602


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Anna Highsmith

October 19, 2021

Dear Lindell,
Lem and I are so sorry to hear about Bill. We loved seeing you at Thanksgiving each year and our lunches at Fish Tales. We also remember the week we all spent on St. George's Island, not too many years ago. Bill will be missed each Thanksgiving and at all of our lunches at Fish Tales. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time. Always here if you need us.

Anna and Lem

Denise Chavez

October 18, 2021

I am so very sorry to hear of your's and your family's loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Toynita Martinez

October 18, 2021

Sending hugs to you Lindell.
I am sorry to hear about Bill.
Comfort to you as your mourn his loss, but cherish the memories you've made.
He was a wonderful man!
Love you my friend!💞

Donnna barrs

October 18, 2021

Lindell , so sorry about your loss and that of your family. Sending prayers.