Robert A Bye

September 14, 1947 ~ June 9, 2021 (age 73)


Robert "Zuma Bubba" A. Bye, 73, of Montezuma, OH died 7:14 a.m. Wednesday June 9, 2021 at Lima Memorial Health System.


He was born September 14, 1947 in Jay Co., IN to Ralph and Helen (Huey) Bye.


Survivors include:  daughter Maryann Hesse of St. Marys, OH

                              Son Robert (Lisa) Bye of Coldwater, OH

                              Son Daniel (Michelle) Trafzer of Jewett, OH

                              Son Travis (Kerri) Bye-Stauffer of Montezuma, OH

                              Son Michael (Brandi) Bye of Celina, OH

                              Daughter Lora Bye of Lima, OH

                              Daughter Sandra (Bret Evans) Bye of Lima, OH

                              25 grandchildren (and, another due in December)

                              12 great-grandchildren

                              Sister Janet Love-Johnson of Indianapolis, IN

                              Sister Joyce Bye of Gaston, IN

                              Brother William Bye of Hartford City, IN

                              Brother Tommy Bye of Indianapolis, IN


Preceded in death by: parents Ralph and Helen Bye; son Bradley "Boo-Boo" Bye; brother Larry Bye


He was a graduate of Montpelier, IN High School (Class of 1965).


A tool-maker, he worked at New Idea in Coldwater, OH and later retired from True-Edge in St. Henry, OH.


Mr. Bye was passionate about his civic duty, having served on the town council for the Village of Montezuma for many years.


His favorite pastimes included fishing on Lake Erie and riding his motorcycle. He also enjoyed spending time with friends at the Eagles Lodge.


Of great importance to Robert was the fact that he had been recently baptized. The family is confident that he passed peacefully in the arms of his Lord and Savior. 


Private family services will be held.


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Arrangements have been entrusted to the Miller Bros. Funeral Directors in St. Marys and New Knoxville, OH.

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Miller Funeral Home, Ohio 703 West Chapel
1605 Celina Rd.
St. Marys, OH 45885

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