Christopher Ray Lyda

April 16, 1968 - April 6, 2023

04/16/1968 - 04/06/2023

Past Services

Saturday April 15, 2023
2:00 pm
Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel
538 Tracy Grove Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792


Christopher Ray Lyda, age 54, of the Edneyville, North Carolina community, passed away on Thursday, April 6th, 2023 from a massive stroke.


Chris is survived by his loving parents, Sylvia Taylor Holcombe and M. Ray Lyda; his devoted stepparents Robert “Ed” Holcombe and Victoria Bidez Lyda; his wife, Jennifer; his beloved children, Mitchell and Gracie, and Ryan Holland; his only sister, Donna Lyda-Jenks; and nephews, Donovan and Solomon Jenks. Chris was also the proud grandpa to four grandchildren.


Chris was raised in St. Paul Episcopal Church. He was a member of the graduating class of 1986 from Edneyville High School. Chris served his country as an Airborne Ranger in the 101 Division of the United States Army. He was stationed in Korea and stood guard on the DMZ.


A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 15, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home in Hendersonville with Pastor Chris Pace officiating.  Military honors will be provided by the United States Army.



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Cheryl (Wyatt) Rathburn
7 months ago

Prayers for Miss Sylvia and family and the Lyda family. I’m so sorry for your loss.

Kay Davis
7 months ago

Sylvia, you know my heart goes out to you. I am sorry I missed the memorial. Prayers for you in the coming years. Love, Kay

Tanya Stempien Shook
7 months ago

Chris was one grade ahead of me in high school. The years of Edneyville High School was a special time and place. Chris was always very happy and fun to be around. Prayers to the Lyda Family.

Laura Enloe Smallwood
7 months ago

Chris was a sweet soul and special friend to so many! ❤️

Scott Hill
7 months ago

Our class was small so everyone was like family. Almost all of us go back to our childhood years. Chris , I will miss ya brother.

Vicki Findley Lang
7 months ago

I am so sorry for your loss of this precious young man. Vicky, my heart and prayers are there with you to find some comfort and peace.

Carolyn Beebe
7 months ago

Ray, Vicky and family,
I’m so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lird and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he Rest in Peace.

Pat whaley
7 months ago

We had some good times back in the day brother. Chris was a good dude with an amazing heart. You will be greatly missed. Always lov u brother

Linda Glasgow
7 months ago

I always thought Chris was such a handsome sweet guy. I’m so very sorry for your loss. You will remain in our thoughts and prayers.
Linda Hill Glasgow
Charleston, SC

Rene Laughter
7 months ago

I graduated with Chris. Always a sweet person. Prayers for the family and friends