Winfred Gerald ”Buckshot” Dye, 82, of Monticello, passed away , February 10, 2022, at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Little Rock.

He was born June 22, 1939, in Epps, Louisiana to the late Buford Ethan Dye and Velma Alice Smith Dye.

Mr. Dye was a retired truck driver, member of Second Baptist Church and a United States Army Veteran. He was a diehard Razorback fan regardless of the sport, loved going to Branson and boating on the lake. He also had a huge passion for his work and driving his truck on the road where he has driven across all 50 states; however, his greatest love was spending time with his kids, grandkids and great grandkids.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Juanita Finch Dye; a son, Randall Alan Dye; a grandson, James Allen Bodiford; four brothers, James Roderick Dye, Julian Buford Dye, William Carrol Dye and Delbert Wayne Dye; and two sisters, Bertha Lee Dye Reed and Ruth Irene Dye Denton.

Survivors include four daughters, Cynthia Ann Dye Forrest and husband Donnie, Shirley Kay Dye, Alice Marie Dye Forrest and husband Michael and Danita Carol Dye Bradford and husband Mitch all of Monticello and Sara Renea Dye Sneed and husband Matt of Little Rock; three sisters, Mary Wallace, Ann Johnson and Jean Carr all of Monticello; eleven grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held Sunday, February 13, at 2 p.m. at Second Baptist Church in Monticello. Burial with military honors will be at Oakland Cemetery in Monticello. Visitation will Sunday at 1 p.m. at the church.