Johnny W. Tye

Johnny W. Tye, 74, of Waco, passed away Saturday, June 20th, 2015.

Funeral services:  Thursday, June 25 at 11:00 a.m. at Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Jeff Wyers officiating. Burial will follow at Rosemound Cemetery.

Visitation: 10:00 a.m., one hour prior to service.

Johnny was born August 19, 1940 in Eddy to Curtis and Sallie (Pitts) Tye. He married Cleta Taylor on August 26, 1961. He retired from Central Freight Lines after many years. Johnny enjoyed golfing, and rooten’ for his Texas Aggies. He adored his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Tammy Tye; sisters, Flossie Ingram, Eula Flemmons, and Vera Lawrence; and brothers, Curtis Tye, Jr., Sydney Tye, and Carl Tye.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Cleta Tye of Waco; his daughter, Melissa Vincelette and her husband Donald of China Spring; grandson, Tyler Hill of China Spring; grandson, Jacob Hill of China Spring; great granddaughter, Bristol Hill; brothers, Gene Tye of Eddy, and Dean Tye of McGregor; and step-grandchildren, William Vincelette and Patrick Vincelette of Humble, TX.

Pallbearers will be Tyler Hill, Jacob Hill, Greg Hudson, Troy Edison, Monte Cross, Larry Tye, Danny Tye, Ronnie Tye, and Curtis Tye.

The family would like to acknowledge a special thanks to Westview Manor in McGregor, TX and to brother, Gene Tye.

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Condolence Messages

  1. Dick & Mart Vincelette

    Sending our condolences to Melissa, Mrs Cleta and your whole family. So sorry for your loss. Our hearts and prayers are with you at this time.

  2. Ray & Janice Cameron

    Cleta, we were so sorry to hear that Johnny had passed away. The Lord has a new and sweetest angel now. Johnny was such a good friend to Ray playing golf and I got to know him even better at the day care. The world has lost a man that was so nice to everyone he met and will be truly missed by all. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and Melissa and the boys at this time. Love you all, Janice & Ray

  3. Always a shock to hear of the loss of another member of our family. Sooooo very sorry Cleta and Melissa for it being time for Johnny to leave us. I am thankful that he is no longer suffering. But instead he is singing with the rest of God’s angels as God enfolds Johnny into an embrace that must be incredible beyond words. We love you!!!!!!

  4. Jack & Peggy Peck

    Dear Cleta, I wish to offer our condolences to your family for Johnny’s passing. I know of no words that can express the loss that you and your family are going through.
    During the many years I worked with Johnny I can truly say that in addition to being intelligent and hard working, he was always a such a happy and pleasant person to be around. He will be missed here on earth. But Heaven is now a better place with Johnny on board.

  5. Joe and Nancy (Mitchiner) Wood

    So Sorry to hear the news, Cleta ,of Johnny’s passing… You are in our thoughts and prayers..GOD Bless You..
    Love,
    Joe and Nancy M. Wood
    Mike and Shirley Wood and Jakob Wood
    James Mathew Wood
    Jennifer (Wood) and Joey Speer, Will and Emily Speer

  6. Cheyanne Hill (westview manor hall 6)

    Cleata,
    You are in my thoughts and prayers. Very sorry to hear about Johnny’s passing, he was a sweet man and I enjoyed working with him and visiting with your family. He will be missed by so many of us at westview manor.
    Love,
    Cheyannne

  7. Melvin & Jean Pitts

    Cleta, we are shocked and grieved in hearing of Johnny’s death. We send our deepest sympathy to the family of a fine man and a great golfing buddy. We will be unable to attend Johnny’s services but want you to know that we will remember you in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless and comfort you.

  8. Kathryn and Billy Haferkamp

    Cleta and Melissa,
    We are so sorry to hear of Johnny’s passing… We are thinking of you and your family during this time of rememberance. Heaven has gained one kind, hard working man. Praying for emotional healing and strength for you and your family.

    Love,
    Kathryn, Billy, Lauryn, and Will Haferkamp

  9. Misty (Tye) Owens

    Dear Aunt Cleta and Melissa, I know your heart is feeling heavy. May the love of your friends and family surround you and God’s comfort fill your hearts in the days to come. I will always remember that big old smile (it always reminded me of pawpaw’s smile)now they are smiling together in heaven.

    Love,
    Misty (Tye) Owens

  10. Cleta,
    I am so very sad to learn of Johnny’s passing. Derrick and I fondly remember “PawPaw Tye” and we think of you all so often. Praying for God’s comfort for you and your family.

    Robin Lewis and Derrick Beckham

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