James "Jim" Dye, 84, of St. Joseph, passed away Tuesday, March 17, 2020, at his home.

He was born March 9, 1936, in Worth, Missouri.

Jim married Venita Clark, on Oct. 12, 1955.

He worked at the St. Joseph Stockyards, as a jackpot man, and order buyer, and then retired from Herzog Contracting.

He enjoyed mowing grass, using the same lawn mowers for 28 years, loved to go to auctions, being outside and sitting in his swing watching the sun come up, and watching his birds. He also loved collecting old cars.

Jim was a member of the ROC Fellowship Church.

He was preceded in death by: father, Raymond Dye; mother, Elva Bishop; stepfather, Ray Bishop; son, Tim Dye; brother-in-laws, Ermest Bozarth and Clarence "Mooney" Clark.

Survivors include: wife, Venita Dye, of the home; son, Gary (Lori) Dye, St. Joseph; granddaughter, Amber (Donald) Hawkins, Springfield, Missouri; grandson, James F. Dye, Springfield; great-grandchildren: Sage, Ameliah, Madeline and Meliah Dye; as well as his Mosaic Hospice family.

Services available by webcast for those unable to attend.

Funeral services: 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 24, 2020, at Rupp Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, at the Rupp Funeral Home.

The interment will be at the Faucett Cemetery.

Memorials are requested to the Mosaic Hospice.

Online Webcast, condolence and obituary at www.ruppfuneral.com. As published in the St. Joseph News-Press.