J.B. Rye Jr. Wed, 08/03/2016 - 8:57pm Palatka1 John Barton “J.B.” Rye Jr., 76, died Tuesday, July 26, 2016, at Lake City VA Medical Center after a long ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today! Read more about J.B. Rye Jr.