In Memory

David Larry Dye

David Larry Dye

David “Larry” Dye of Conway Arkansas passed away on March 8, 2017 at age 71.


After graduation from WSU, he attended Army OCS and graduated as a 2nd Lieutenant.  He worked for 30 plus years as a Sr. Executive Management for Unilever and was the Family Business man.  He was married to Pamela for 52 years.  Had a son David of Wichita , a daughter, Kimberly Barton of Vilonia, Arkansas.  A brother, John Dye of Wichita.  Larry is preceded in death by his parents David & Violet Dye  and son, John Dye.

Funeral Service will be at 10:00, Monday, March 13, at Roller McNutt of Conway Arkansas.  Memorial contributions can be made to either The American Heart Association or American Diabetes Association. 

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03/13/17 05:54 PM #1    

Barry Arbuckle

Larry Dye Memoriam

Larry Dye and Butch Coulter befriended me in approximately 1961 as we were attending North. Both had a keen interest in cars and stock car racing and both worked a control gate at 81 Speedway on weekend nights. In the spring of 1963 around April, we three were planning on a "senior week" getaway to Rocky Mountain National Park, just before graduation. Butch was killed in an aircraft crash (with James Hegge and Robert N. Tisdale) just before school's end but Larry and I decided to continue with our trip and camped in the national park. We went in Larry's '54 Olds as he preferred (over my '57 Chevy) and we arrived at the park at Estes Park that Trail Ridge Road was closed by snow pack until approximately May 31, so we camped right at the park entrance at the top of a sloping road to roll start the Olds, if needed, but it never failed us. We hung out in the Estes Park area that few days, and on the way back home on a Saturday night in Denver, saw the Paul Newman movie, "Hud" which was the first film glorifying an "anti-hero." We drove immediately from the movie theater towards Wichita, stopping shortly in eastern Colorado to sleep in the car and made it home Sunday with about 3 hours to spare for our graduation ceremony. That was my first trip away from home without adult supervision, and I found the freedom and the open road and possibility of such unknown adventures intoxicating.To this day I am always up for a road trip to any promising destination.

Rest in Peace, Larry.

Barry Arbuckle

03/14/17 10:09 AM #2    

Beverly Somers (Kirkpatrick)

What a beautiful memory Barry.  Condolences to Larry's family and friends. Prayers for all. Rest In Peace Larry.

A classmate

Beverly Somers Kirkpatrick


03/14/17 03:35 PM #3    

Cheryl Meek (Cooper)

Larry Dye Memoriam,

I had gone to PV & North High with Larry.  Saw him every night after school when he delivered our nightly newspaper, the Wichita Eagle.  He was the best paper boy we ever had.  Larry will be greatly missed.  My thoughts & prayers go out to Lary's family.  Rest in Peace Larry, you will be greatly missed.

Cheryl "Meek" Cooper


03/15/17 10:22 AM #4    

David Landrum

Like Cheryl, I knew Larry from PV; also from Boy Scouts and Explorers. He was a fun guy to be around, good natured, and a sincere dude. I have always been a nickname freak, so when Larry wore a towel around his head at a summer camp, I had to name him "Sheik" Dye. Believe it or not, the name stuck, and he seemed to enjoy it. Wish I could have kept contact with Larry.

Dave Landrum

03/15/17 03:20 PM #5    

Carol Marler (Smith)

Always sad to hear of another "Redskin" passing. Remember Larry from school, and the name sounding familiar. Too many of us are gone already.  Sincere sympathy to the Dye family, hard to lose a husband and father.  You wll always be a "REDSKIN"  Larry.

Carol Marler (Adams) Smith

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