2 Timothy 4:7 “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.”
He was widely known for his wonderful voice and his love of gospel music, his compassion in always helping others, and his sense of humor and practical jokes. He was an encourager and mentor to many in gospel music. He leaves a legacy of loving and serving his Savior and loving his family and many, many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Homer B. and Maude Chastain Hyde; and one brother, Charles Hyde.
Survivors include his loving and devoted wife of 35 years, Mildred “Myrt” Hyde of Cleveland; precious daughter, Michelle Hyde and boyfriend, Todd Nease, and children Cody, Tucker, Carson and Laurabeth Nease; two brothers: Ken Hyde and wife, Ann, and Pip Hyde; special sister-in-law, Betty Hyde; other family members: April and Ronnie Duncan, Bill and Debra Deaton, Delores and Russell Guthrie and Ann Hanks; several nieces and nephews; and special friends: Betty and Roy McAlister, Everett and Peggy Pierce, Joann and Phil Clark, Roy and Brenda Glass and Ann (Granny) Borders. He is also survived by his “four-legged babies”: Delilah, Slim, Petunia, Roxie, Pollyanna, Penelope, Bella and Slinky.
The funeral will be held at 7 p.m. today, June 9, 2013, at Clingan Ridge Baptist Church with Pastor James Vaughn, Pastor Johnny Payne, and Pastor Mark Cameron officiating.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 7 p.m. today at the church prior to the service.
Interment will be held Monday in Mount Moriah Baptist Church Cemetery, 1650 Marrestop Road, Murphy, NC 28906. He will lie in repose from 1 to 2 p.m. at Mount Moriah Baptist Church, with the graveside service following at 2 p.m.
Matthew Packett, Todd Morrow, Todd Thurmond, Greg Young, Jeff Pierce, Don Boyd, Chris Boyd and Phil Clark will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Neil Allen, Roy McAlister, Cody Nease, Tucker Nease, Donald Samples, Larry Samples, J.C. Eller and Everett Pierce.
A white dove release ceremony will conclude the service.
Fike Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Hyde family guest book at www.fikefh.com.
Psalm 116:15 “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.”