Tony Glen “Perk” Dye died last Saturday, February 19th, at the Lewis Gale Medical Center in Salem, Virginia.
Perk Dye was a 1966 graduate of J.J. Kelley High School in Wise, Virginia. He was a high school football and baseball star. He worked as a heavy equipment operator and mechanic and he was a founding member of the Warlords Motorcycle Club in 1974. He was a mentor, friend and role model for scores of young men for four decades. He was well known and widely respected by patched and unpatched bikers in Virginia, Tennessee and Kentucky.
When he died, Perk Dye was the Sergeant at Arms for the Southwest Virginia Chapter of the Pagans Motorcycle Club. He now rides with his club brothers who preceded him in death. He also follows his wife, Fern Pettit Dye, and his sister Mollie Stidhem.
He is survived by his brothers, Tim and Terry and their wives Kathy Dye and Verina Dye; his son, Robbie Carter of Wise; his daughters Tami and Vickie; their husbands Scott Jordan of Wise and Keith Wilhoit of Ashboro, North Carolina; his two grandsons, Noah Cain Jordan and Joshua Wilson Wilhoit; several nieces and nephews; his friend Kathy; and the brothers and friends of the Pagan Motorcycle Club.
Well wishers may linger over their goodbye at the viewing Thursday night, February 24th from 6 pm until 9 pm at the Hagy and Fawbush Funeral Home in Norton, Virginia. A memorial service will be held at the funeral home Friday, February 25th at 2 pm. His body will be buried in the Powell Valley Memorial Gardens Mausoleum following that service.
Tony Glen “Perk” Dye was 62 when he died. He was a one percenter for 37 years. He died a proud and free man.
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