Billy Roy Hyde, Sr., 69, of the Red Hill Community, passed away Thursday morning, May 28, 2015 at the Athens Regional Medical Center, in Athens, GA
Born December 6 1945 in Carnesville, Georgia he was the son of the late Johnny Robert “J R” and Magnolia Corn Hyde. He was the grandfather of the late Casey Roberson and great-grandfather of the late Angel Robertson. He was the brother of the late Coy, Charles, Joe, David and Bob Hyde. He was a welder and fork lift operator and had retired from Tenneco Automotive after 42 years. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was a member of the Allens United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Emma Lou Roberts Hyde, Red Hill, GA; three sons, Billy R. Hyde Jr. of Senoia, GA, John “Buck” Hyde of Hartwell, and Hugh Bryant, Lavonia; two daughters, Debbie Tripp, Anderson, SC, and Lisa Atkinson, Red Hill; ten grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; one sister, Louise Hyde, Carnesville, and two brothers, Ernie Hyde, and Johnny Hyde, all of Carnesville, GA.
Services will be 1pm Saturday at the B D Ginn Memorial Chapel with Rev. Johnny Stowe, Fred Greenway, Rev. Johnny Ray, Rev. Leon Pierce, Rev. Paul Jameson, and Rev. Leon Carson. Interment with Masonic Rites will be at Franklin Memorial Gardens North.
The body is at the Ginn Funeral Home, Carnesville. The family is at the home. They will receive friends from 2 until 4pm and 6 until 8pm Friday evening at the funeral home.