Mr. Michael “Mike” Ward Dye, 67, of Marietta, GA went home to be with his Lord on November 26, 2013. He was born on October 4, 1946 in Elberton, GA. After his graduation from Elbert County High School, Mike went to the University of Georgia. He then received his MBA from Mercer University. Mike enjoyed a career spanning 42 years with Southern Company. Mike was a member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church. He loved making model cars and spoiling his grandkids. He was a loving husband, a devoted daddy and papa and possessed a kind and generous soul. All that knew him will miss him greatly. He was preceded in death by his father, Bronson Ward Dye. Mike leaves behind his beloved wife of 38 years, Sandra Jane Dye, daughters and their families, Lindsay Markus, her husband Ryan and their children, Bryson and Bella Markus, Allison Graves, her husband, Adam and their children Morgan and Madison Graves, brother, Frank Kent Dye and mother, Leona Dye. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 30, 2013 at 3:00pm at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, Marietta, GA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Mike to Toys for Tots, 18251 Quantico Gateway Drive, Triangle, VA 22172, www.toysfortots.org or to the Empty Stocking Fund, 1975 Century Blvd NE, Atlanta, GA 30345, www.emptystockingfund.org. Online condolences may be expressed at www.hmpattersoncantonhill.com.