Eugene Lester Dye Jr.

Mr. Eugene Lester Dye Jr., 60 years old, of Altamont, passed away peacefully on early Tuesday morning, April 24, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at his home.

Funeral Services will be held Saturday morning April 28 at 11 a.m. at the Kull Funeral Chapel of Altamont. Visitation will be held for the family and friends on Friday evening

April 27 from 5-8 p.m. and again from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral services on Saturday, with the Rev. Lowell Donnelley officiating.

Gene was born on August 11, 1957 in Corpus Christi, Texas one of four siblings into the Christian family of Eugene Lester Dye Sr. and Thelma Hernandez-Dye. At 37 years old he moved with his family to Altamont in 1990. Gene and his family were long time members of the First Baptist Church in Altamont. Gene graduated from St. Elmo High School with the class of 1976.

Gene was employed as an over the road truck driver for the Cheyenne Express, Stringer Trucking and Sam Durbin Trucking. Gene also worked for Lamina and Curt Buzzard in their farming operations. He was presently the President of the National Trail Hamm Amateur Radio Club of Edgewood, Illinois. Until his health failed he was a member of the Search and Rescue Club and Weather Spotter Club of Effingham.

Gene leaves to mourn in his passing: his mother: Thelma Hernandez of Bandeara, Texas;

his wife: Marie I. (Underwood) Dye of Altamont; two sons: Eugene (wife, Sadie) Dye II of Scipio, Indiana, and Randal (friend, Angel) Dye of Effingham; daughter: Darla (fiancé Ray) Dye of Elizabethtown, NC.; brother: Richard Harold (wife, Susan) Rush of Brownstown; sister: Linda (friend, Mike Whitehead) Dye of Vandalia; daughter-in-law: Jessica Dye of Beecher City; sister-in-law: Janet Dye of Effingham; and six Grandchildren, one great-granddaughter, three godchildren, several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father: Eugene Lester Dye Sr.; son: Jason Eric Dye; brother: Richard Lee Dye; and sister: Carolina Sue Dye.

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