• December 20, 2014

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Charles E. Dye

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Services for Charles E. Dye will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Harper-Talasek Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. John C. Hallum officiating. Burial will follow at Killeen Memorial Park.

Mr. Dye died July 2, 2013, at a local hospital. He was born Oct. 28, 1952, in Charleston, W.Va. He grew up in Killeen where he attended Killeen Independent School District.

He was a member of Eastside Baptist Church. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in June 1972, where he served in Korea for one year and was then transferred to Fort Sill, Okla. After leaving the service, he went to work at Fort Hood as a civil service employee. He retired in 2011 with 40 years of federal service.

Mr. Dye enjoyed aircraft, motorcycles and target shooting. He was an excellent mechanic who could fix about anything he would get his hands on and also was a great carpenter.

Survivors include his wife of 28 years, Martha Dye; daughter, Jamie Michelle Dye of Kempner; son, Charles Bowen Dye of Kearny, Ariz.; sisters, Joyce Smartnick of Boulder, Mont., Tammy Coleman and Marilyn James of Kempner and Rebecca McMickle of Killeen.

Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Harper-Talasek Funeral Home in Killeen, which is in charge of arrangements.

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