Mr. Tye was born in Young Creek and moved to The Villages from Nashville, Tenn., in 1999. He was a retired United States Air Force Major; a psychologist in private practice; attended New Covenant United Methodist Church; a member of American Blind and Disabled Golf Association; Retired Military Group; Paul Harris Fellow and past member of Rotary International; Phi Delta Kappa Fraternity; life member of Disabled American Veterans; Kentucky Konnection Club; life member of the Blinded Veterans Association; Retired Officers Association and National Sojourners. His hobbies were golfing, woodworking, fishing, traveling and participating in International Blind Golf Tournaments.
Survivors include his wife, Irene, of The Villages, Fla.; son, Thomas, of San Diego, Ca.; daughters, Deborah Carpenter, of Berea; Leslie Hall, of Ashville, Oh.; sisters, Micki Yeary, of Tazwell, Tenn.; Virginia Reeves, of Andersonville, Tenn.; Sylvia Sadler, of Clinton, Tenn.; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Arrangements by Hiers-Baxley Funeral Home Services, The Villages, Fla.