Jerry E. Bye, 79, of Albany, Indiana, passed away peacefully Sunday, July 7, 2019, while in the company of his faithful family members after a lengthy terminal illness.

Jerry was born in New Mt. Pleasant, on Aug. 26, 1939, a son of the late A. Pauline (Reynolds) and Donald F. Bye. He attended Green Township School and received his diploma from the U.S. Army Class of 1957.

He was the husband of Barbara S. (Walls) Bye, who he married on Dec. 12, 1958. 

Jerry proudly served in the U.S. Army, was a member of the Ridgeville American Legion Post #507 and enjoyed restoring rental homes, playing one arm bandits, traveling and socializing.

He was a hard-working man who wasn't afraid to get his hands dirty, dedicating countless years to his daughter Anna and any interest she had. Over the years, he farmed, raised animals, worked in seed corn sales, rented homes and was owner and operator of Jebco Electronics Co. CB Radio & Supply, which became the largest distributor east of the Mississippi River.

Jerry is survived by his wife Barbara Bye; a daughter, Anna Watt (husband: Jim); and special thanks to cousins Charley Bye, Peg Selvey and Linda Walls; and faithful companion Missi.

He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents, Laura Lacy and Chester Reynolds. Friends are invited to call Thursday, July 11, 2019, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at MJS Mortuaries – Redkey Chapel. Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 12, 2019, at 1:30 p.m. at MJS Mortuaries – Redkey Chapel with Brother Larry Eads officiating. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery Redkey, Indiana, with military honors being held by Ridgeville American Legion Post #507.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ridgeville American Legion Post #507 or The Little Red Door.

Arrangements have been entrusted to MJS Mortuaries – Redkey Chapel.