Richard Hyde, 91, of Cleveland, TN, passed away early Tuesday, October 2, 2012 in a local hospital.
He was the son of the late Bertha Hill Hyde and Jim Hyde; and was also preceded in death by his wife, Elsie Swafford Hyde; his son, Ronnie Hyde; his sister, Louise Farmer; and his brother, Lewis Hyde.
Mr. Hyde was a U. S. Army Veteran serving in the Military Police during World War II. He received the European African Middle Eastern Service Medal with 3 bronze stars, Good Conduct Medal, 5 Overseas Service Bars and the Meritorious Unit Award. He was a retired Chef working in a Steak House in Cleveland, Ohio. He also served as Deacon and Sunday School Teacher in his Baptist Church in Cleveland, Ohio. Mr. Hyde was a member of the Macedonia Baptist Church where he loved attending until his health started failing.
Survivors include his grandchildren, Yvonne Goins and Aaron Hyde; his three great-grandchildren; his brother, James Hyde Junior and his wife Shirley of Cleveland; his sisters, Geraldine Hines and her husband Bill and Myrtle Harris all of Cleveland, Jeanette Thompson and her husband Beecher of Loudon, TN, Inez Harris of Etowah, Imogene Firestone and her husband Wilber of Athens, TN and Eva Nell Reese and her husband Edward of Riceville; his special friend, Bert Corbin of Cleveland; and several nieces and nephews.
The Remembrance of Life Service will be conducted Thursday, October 4 at 7 p.m. from the Wildwood Chapel of the Jim Rush Funeral Homes with Pastor Rusty Langford officiating. Graveside Services and Interment will be conducted Friday, October 5 at 11 a.m. from the Brock Cemetery in Polk County with Deacons of the Macedonia Baptist Church serving as pallbearers. Military honors will be given.
The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, October 4 at the Wildwood Chapel of the Jim Rush Funeral Homes who has charge of the arrangements.