In Loving Memory

Henry “Earl” Dyson

August 6, 1943 - September 6, 2022


Henry Earl Dyson departed this life September 6, 2022. He was preceded in death by his parents, Carolyn “Ruby“ House Dyson and Oscar Hicks Dyson and his brother Ronald “Ronnie”.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years, Kathryn “Kaye“ Sossaman Dyson; his children, Kathryn “Katy” Janelle Lord (David), Robert “Robbie” Earl (Nancy) and Benjamin “Ben” Stewart (Tara); grandchildren, Edward Herbert Carroll, III, Joshua Hunter Carroll, Earl Fischer Carroll, Lillian Beatrice Dyson, Trevor Norman Nixon, Graham Russell Nixon, Asher Alexander Dyson, Marshall Wright Dyson; and great grandchildren, Luna Avery Carroll, Mackey Edward Carroll.

Earl Dyson was born in Mobile, Alabama on August 6, 1943, to Carolyn and Oscar Dyson. He grew up with his three younger brothers, Ronnie, Mike and Randy. Earl graduated from Murphy High School in Mobile in 1961. He attended and remained a lifelong supporter of the University of Alabama. Earl and Kaye married September 26, 1964. He became a master plumber opening his own business and specializing in large scale irrigation projects at malls, country clubs, hotels, and universities in south Alabama. From a young age the Gulf of Mexico and the brackish water around Mobile were a part of Earl‘s life. He loved to fish and boat the waterways of the area. He and Kaye joined the Mobile Power Squadron in 1980 and were enthusiastic members for many years. Earl served as president of the Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo in 1973 and was also an active member of the Mobile Junior Chamber of Commerce.

Earl was a family man who loved all babies and pets. His dogs, Bo, Ashley and Buddy, were often perched on his lap for hours at a time. Through his life he successfully pursued many hobbies like gardening, raising orchids and coin collecting. He loved The Crimson Tide and Alabama football. Ever generous with his time and expertise, often Earl assisted friends and family with renovations and repairs, any excuse to visit and lend a hand to a loved one, friend or neighbor. He adored his children and was extremely proud of their accomplishments. Earl was loved by many friends and family, and his big smile will be greatly missed. There will be a private celebration of life, and his ashes will be placed in the waters that he loved so dearly on a beautiful day in the future.

Expressions of condolence for the family may be made at Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Road, Daphne, AL, is assisting the family.


  1. DeeDee Thomas Robinson

    We love you all, this world lost some of its much needed kindness when God gained this Angel. We are here for you all , if you need anything please let me know. Our prayers will continue to be with you 🙏

  2. Mary Hamilton Blevins

    Kathryn, I am so, so sorry for your loss. I admired the way you two showed love and respect to each other.

  3. Mae Beth Chandler Hankins

    Kay, remembering fondly the memories we shared in our younger years and feeling sadness for the loss of your loved one, Earl. He was a wonderful person that I am honored to have known.

  4. Herbert Knapp

    I very sorry for the lost

  5. Ken and Tomya Moore

    Rest In Peace, Earl. Our sincere condolences to the family.

  6. Janet Burns

    I count Earl among my dearest and closest friends. We were high school buddies sitting next to each other in English class.

    Earl was caring and always ready to lend a hand. That sweet fun red headed boy I knew at Murphy High grew into a talented business and family man.
    I will miss those calls “How you doing baby”.. After sharing ailments, he would tell me how Kay was working in the yard, and how guilty he felt because he couldn’t help. He loved Kay so much.
    You will be missed by so many, my dear friend.

  7. Libby Ellison

    Earl was my cousin he was a fine fellow and cousin we grew up next door to each other most of our lives I’m sure he was greatly missed I was his moms brother Hubert House my name is Libby Ellison I live in Title Town , Tuscaloosa Alabama we had one good game yesterday we always come out on top in the second half Roll Tide Roll 🏈🏈🏈🏈🏈🏈

  8. Leslie Wells

    My family had the great privilege of getting to know Earl and Kaye and the kids many years ago and they made us feel like family. Earl always showed his wonderful southern hospitality and loved me and my sisters as his own. He will be greatly missed. Heaven truly gained an angel. Love to Kaye, Katie, Robbie and Ben. You all will be in my prayers.

  9. Fred Berls

    Tody and I send our sincere condolences

  10. Jackie Doyle

    Kaye, you & your family have been In our prayers. We are remembering the wonderful times we enjoyed together.

  11. Valerie. Wells

    The Dyson family holds a very special place in my heart. I was so very sorry to hear of Earl’s passing. He was one of the nicest and most generous men I’ve known. He did talk a little funny but it always put a smile on my face. The love he had for Miss Kaye and his family was beyond words. There is now a hole in the universe. God bless and keep you all. Love y’all ❤️


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