Richie Dye entertained people and brought laughter to their lives. He was born on September 12, 1957 to Betty Dye and Floyd Box and passed away from this life on December 17, 2012.
Richie attended Grand Prairie High School and Midwestern State University; he was involved in many activities but his light shone brightest in theatre.
He married the love of his life and his soul mate, Katie Burdick, in 1981 on the stage of a theatre in Wichita Falls and they spent 32 years together.
They traveled extensively throughout the southeast, writing and performing at dinner theatres, standup comedy and he was the co-developer of a successful children’s theatre in Birmingham Alabama. In Atlanta, he then moved on to acting for film and television. His acting credits are numerous but included the movies Road Trip, Chill Factor, Fighting Temptations, and the Grass Harp. Television credits include In the Heath of the Night, Mama Flores Family, and Boycott. He was the spokesman for the “We Card Program” for the Phillip Morris Company.
In addition to a successful acting career, Richie was an avid musician. Bluesman for The Texas Doghouse Band, he played lead guitar and sang. This band was awarded Best Local Band by the Fort Worth Star Telegram for three straight years.
In celebration of Richie’s life, friends and family are invited to attend an afternoon at Jacks Pourhouse in Grand Prairie on W. Marshall on December 29, 2012 at 1:00pm. At that time, we will pay tribute to Richie by celebrating his accomplishments. You are invited to participate in this tribute with stories, remembrances and music.
Everyone who had an opportunity to cross paths with Richie Dye will always remember the smiles he brought to our lives.