Tuesday, January 3, 2023

Obituary - Gerald Bye

Gerald Duane Bye passed away on Sunday, January 1, 2023 at his home in Lowry City, Missouri after a battle with Alzheimer's at the age of 78 years. 

Funeral service will be held at 7:00 PM on Friday January 6, 2023 at the Vansant-Mills Chapel in Clinton, Missouri with cremation to follow. 

Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00 PM prior to the service. A private family inurnment at graveside will be at a later date. Funeral services will be livestreamed on the Vansant-Mills Funeral Home Facebook page.

Gerald Duane Bye “Jerry” was born on August 6, 1944 in Northwood, North Dakota to Harold and Laverne Bye.

Gerald started teaching music in 1976 at Lakeland Consolidated School District in Missouri. He also proudly drove the school bus as well as doing repairs and maintenance. He had a long and successful career as a teacher taking many vocal groups to state contests. He put on great vocal concerts every year and was always proud of his students. He taught in Belfry, Montana from 1990-2000 and later at McClusky, North Dakota from 2000-2007 he later moved back home to Lowry City in 2015 to be closer to his family.

Jerry was always active, working summer jobs, working on cars and around the house. He loved fishing. In the 80’s he started going to Montana every year to fish with is good friend Glen Sell, eventually guiding some fly fishing groups as well. He also loved trout fishing at Bennet Springs and bass fishing on the Truman Lake. Jerry loved his kids and would do anything he could to help them.

Gerald is survived by his wife Susan Bye of the home, his three children; Mark Timothy Bye, Cresinda Beth Michael, Mindy Jo Davis and two stepchildren; Edward and Joanne, 11 grandchildren; Danielle, Devin, Kristin, Leah, Kim, Jordan, Dalton, Hunter, Makayla, Dilia and Kyle, 4 great grandchildren; Aislyn, Peyton, Taylor and Karsyn.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Vansant-Mills Funeral Home in Clinton, Missouri

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