Horace Henry Thomas Rye

Dec 19th, 2013 - Dec 19th, 2013


Mon, Dec. 23rd, 2013 1:00 PM ~ 2:00 PM


Mon, Dec. 23rd, 2013 2:00 PM


Mon, Dec. 23rd, 2013 2:30 PM

Johnston City- Horace Henry Thomas Rye, 78, of JohnstonCity, passed away at his home on Thursday, December 19, 2013.

 Horace was born on December 19, 1935 in Tennessee to Elmer and Bessie (Yarborough) Rye.  He was a self made man who worked in various positions within manufacturing before opening Rye’s Produce.

 In his spare time he enjoyed spending time with family and friends, but most of all he loved fishing for whatever was biting in the pond or lake closest to him.  He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

 Survivors include-

 Son- Thomas Rye and wife Leotta of Herrin

Daughter- Katherine Underhile and husband Frank of Houston, TX

Son- Keith Rye of Palm Desert, CA

Son- Russell Rye of Goreville

Daughter- Gail Parker of Houston, TX

Seven Grandchildren

Seven Great Grandchildren

One niece- Rhonda

 He was preceded in death by his parents, son- Mark Rye and one brother- Rodney Rye.

 The funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM, Monday, December 23, 2013 at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home in Herrin.  Rev. Ivan Ryan will officiate.  Burial will follow at HerrinCityCemetery.  Visitation will be from 1:00 PM until time of service, Monday at the funeral home.

 For more information or to sign the memorial guest register, please visit www.hughesfuneralhomes.com.


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  • Guest: Sharon Benfield

    From: Houston, Texas

    Date: December 21, 2013

    I am very sorry to hear. God has his arms around him now. May he rest in peace.
    Love Sharon