Rev. Jack R. Hyde, 82, of East Flat Rock, died Friday, May 30, 2014. A native of Bryson City, and a resident of Henderson County for 30 years, he was the son of the late Robert E. and Elizabeth Hyde. He also was preceded in death by a son, Dr. David E. Hyde; a brother, Frank Hyde; and a sister, Ruby Henderson.
Jack was called into the ministry at the age of 16.
He pastored churches in North Carolina and Tennessee. He was a member of Mud Creek Baptist Church, where he taught the ìBrothers and Sistersî class for several years. He had a tremendous love for God and his family.
Jack is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Grace Price Hyde; a daughter, Rebecca Levi and her husband, Lamar of Zirconia; two brothers, Dr.Larry Montieth of Raleigh, David Montieth of Santee, CA; four grandchildren, Christy Hyde Hudson and her husband Daniel of Forest, VA, Micah David Hyde of Arden, Caleb Levi, serving as a missionary in China, and Nathan Levi of Zirconia; one great-grandson, Ezra Hudson; a daughter-in-law, Linda Hyde Phillips; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held 2:00PM, Sunday, June 1, 2014 at Mud Creek Baptist Church with Dr. Greg Mathis and Rev. Nathan Levi officiating. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2:00PM. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to International Mission Board, Attn. Finance Department, P.O. Box 6767, Richmond, VA 23230-0767. In memory of Rev. Jack Hyde, grandfather of Journeyman Caleb Levi.