Hastings resident Mark Anthony Wayne Dye, 48, passed away Friday, April 24, 2020.
Due to COVID-19 directed health measures, a memorial service will be held at a later
date. There will be no viewing or visitation. Memorials may be given to the family in c/o
Ashley Gunter, 1426 West 4th, Hastings, NE 68901. Private condolences may be sent to
the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation
Center is serving the family.
Mark was born August 6, 1971, in Minden, NE to Terry G. & Patricia (Epkes) Dye.
He grew up in Hastings, NE, and various cities in Colorado. He married Shelly Lynn
Shepherd in Denver, CO on May 15, 1990; later to divorce. There were three children
born to this union, Andrew Wayne Dye, Ashley JeanAnn (Dye) Gunter, and Aaron Mark
Dye. Mark also had a son, Paxton Murphy with partner Katie Murphy of Hastings, NE.
Mark received his G.E.D. and was a cement mason. He worked alongside his paternal
grandpa, Eugene Dye and father, Terry Dye. Mark also served in the U.S. Army from
1993 to 1995.
Mark was preceded in death by his father, Terry G. Dye; maternal grandparents,
Raymond and Julia Epkes; paternal grandparents, Eugene and Mary Dye; and step-
brother, Nathan Paul Batten.
Those left to cherish his memory are his mother & spouse, Patricia & Paul Batten;
children, Andrew Dye & partner Shontae Pearce, Ashley & Alex Gunter, Aaron Dye &
partner Samantha Hardy, and Paxton Murphy and his mother, Katie Murphy;
grandchildren, Autumn Dye, Gavin Dye, Adalynn Gunter, Axel Gunter, as well as a
granddaughter on the way. His step-mother Mary Dye and many aunts, uncles, cousins,