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Glenn Wade Dye June 7, 1940 - January 31, 2021

Glenn Wade Dye – Husband, Son, Father, Brother, Grandfather – passed away Sunday, January 31, 2021 at the age of 80 years 7 months and 24 days. Glenn was born June 7, 1940 in the city of Highlandville, Missouri, the son of Ernest and Lucille (Ziegler) Dye. On August 10, 1973, he was united in marriage to Carolyn Gideon.

Glenn was a Principal at the elementary school in Sparta, Missouri for 25 years. After taking early retirement, Glenn worked for Lake Shuttle Tour Bus Company for 10 years driving across the US and Canada. Later he was employed with the Christian Country Road Department for 10 years and retired at the age of 72. Glenn loved to make trips to Canada to fish with family and friends, travel across the country and go to Silver Dollar City with his granddaughters.

Glenn was married to the love of his life, Carolyn and they have enjoyed many wonderful years together. In addition to his wife, he is also survived by two children, Paula Bernard and husband Jay, Neosho, Missouri and Joey Dye and wife Rachel, Sherwood, Arkansas; four grandchildren Jennifer Brown and husband Randy, Laisa Flora and husband Beau, Victoria Dye and Rebecca Dye; two great-grandchildren, Ensley Brown and Landry Brown; one sister Bonnie Bishop and husband George, Highlandville, Missouri and a host of nieces and nephews. Glenn was preceded in death by his parents Ernest and Lucille Dye, as well as other family members. Glenn was very beloved and will forever live in the hearts of his family and friends.

There will be a family graveside service to celebrate his life and love.

Services and arrangements are under the care and direction of Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark. On line condolences may be shared at www.barnesfamilyfunerals.com


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    Judy Seaton Dollarhite says

    Joey and family:
    I’m so very sorry to read about Glenn’s passing. He was a very special man. I had the utmost respect for him as a principal, bus driver, and caring human being. It was such a pleasure to run into him and he never failed to recognize me and stop to chat. I have no doubt he’s rejoicing in heaven with his family that have gone before him. Prayers to your family. I was hoping to be able to attend his service, but I do understand. Thinking of you all.

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    Carey Dye says

    I am so sorry for your loss. Glen played an enormous part in my childhood and I have so many wonderful memories of him. He was a very special man and will be missed greatly. He has been in my heart during the many years I have taught at Sparta Elementary.

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    JoEllen 'Jody' Adams says

    Sorry to hear of Glenn’s passing. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

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    Christy Elder says

    We are truly sorry for your loss. We always loved Brother and Sister Dye and they will forever remain in our hearts until we meet again in Jesus name. The Elder Family…. Christy, Cindy, Angela, Marie, and Eddie.

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    Joyce Kitka (Muilenburg) says

    Mr. Dye will always have a warm spot in my heart. He played such an important role in many students lives!

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    Mary Morrison says

    I am so sadden to hear of Mr. Dyes passing. He was always a gentle and kind soul. Prayers for all the Dye family during this time.

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    Bob Groh says

    So sorry to hear this, Mr. Dye was an amazing person and a very fond memory of my school years in Sparta. I have often wondered what had become of him. I’m happy to read that he lived such a full and colorful life after Sparta. My sincerest condolences to his family, friends and the many people who’s lives he touched…

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    Gary Shortt says

    I am so sorry to hear of his passing, he was a great principle, and an awesome teacher as well, and just an all round good ol boy, he will be missed for sure.

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    Jeanie Russell says

    So sorry to hear about Glenn’s passing. I am sending all of the love and prayers to our families!

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    Karla Roller says

    Thoughts and prayers are with the family. Glen was fondly thought of in our home

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    Karen Keithley says

    What a party going on in heaven! Lots of friends, family, and neighbors getting to greet him as he goes home to our Jesus. God bless and know that he is home.

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    Tom and Claire Draffen says

    It was always a pleasure to work for Glenn Dye. Every morning after picking up students on his bus route, he would come to each teachers’ door to ask if we needed anything. We always knew he truly cared about the students and teachers. We always appreciated and respected Mr. Dye as our principal and friend. Our sympathy and condolences to the family.

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    Marcia Williams says

    You were a great principle and a funny guy you will be missed

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    Gary Davidson says

    Glenn was a great man, always greeted people with a smile on his face! So sorry to hear he passed! He will always be loved by those that knew him. He was an inspiration to all that knew him in Sparta! God Bless him and Friends and Family! He is gone but, not forgotten ❤️

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    Gary Davidson says

    Glenn was such a Great Person, always caring and an inspiration to all that met him! I was sad to see he passed.