JOHN J. TYE, son of the late John W. Tye and Perlana Berkley Tye, was born on August 18, 1936, in Tippah, Mississippi, and departed this earthly life on Sunday, October 23, 2016, at Halifax Regional Medical Center in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina.
John spent the majority of his life in Trenton, New Jersey, where he was employed with the New Jersey Turnpike in the highway department for many years. He retired in 1999 after numerous years of dedicated service. For the last nine years of his life, Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, was his home.
John was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He was also a loyal Mason for many years.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his sister, Annie of Tippah, Mississippi, and his other siblings.
Those remaining to cherish the precious memory of his life are his loving wife of twenty-five years, Vergie Tabron Tye of the home; one daughter, Viviana Wright; one son, Willie Tye; four granddaughters, Lindsay, Kiara, Naja, and Nia; one grandson, Reginald Wright; two great-grandsons of the home, Shawn and Eric; and a host of other relatives, close neighbors and friends.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Friday, October 28, 2016, in the Chapel of the funeral home. Rev. Timothy Edwards will officiate.