Brad Dye was a former Mississippi Lt. Governor who passed away from respiratory failure at the age of 84.
Public service ran in his blood. His father was a Representative in the Mississippi House, while an uncle and grandfather both served as sheriffs.
He ran for Senate in 1963 but later took a position with the state Workers’ Compensation Commission. Among many other accomplishments he held the office of Lt. Governor from 1980 to 1992. He was a conservative Democrat.
Senator Roger Wicker:
“Brad Dye is one of the finest public servants I have ever known. He made a tremendous contribution to infrastructure, government reform, health care, and education. He was also a wonderful husband to Donna and a great father. I am honored to have been counted as his friend.”
Gov. Phil Bryant:
Deborah and I offer our sincere condolences to Donna Dye and the entire family of long-time Lt. Governor Brad Dye. Brad was a great man who dedicated much of his life to serving his state and its people. He will be missed by all who knew him. Today he walks the streets of Glory.
— Phil Bryant (@PhilBryantMS) July 1, 2018
Lt. Governor Tate Reeves:
Brad Dye was a dedicated servant to the state he loved. When I took office as Lt. Gov., he went out of his way to advise me on the intricacies of the office & the demands of having young children while holding it. Elee & I pray for Donna, Hamp, Ford, Rick & the entire Dye family.
— Tate Reeves (@tatereeves) July 1, 2018
State Treasurer Lynn Fitch:
Brad Dye served this State with honor and dignity. We have lost a great statesman and respected leader; a decent, honest, and good man. My prayers and deepest sympathies to his family at this time of loss.
— Lynn Fitch (@LynnFitch) July 2, 2018