FLAT ROCK - Lewis E. Lyda, 67, of Flat Rock, N.C., passed away Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, at his home.
He was a native and lifelong resident of Henderson County.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Otis Lyda and Frances Norris Lyda and his first wife, Betty Edney Lyda.
He graduated from Edneyville High School in 1964, Furman University in 1989, and Southern Wesleyan University in 1991. He served in the U.S. Navy
during the Vietnam War
, retired from General Electric in 1994, owned and operated Source 1 Filtration and was a member of Bethel Wesleyan Church.
He recently enjoyed teaching Karate and had earned his Black Belt.
He is survived by his loving wife of 14 months, Joan McMinn; a daughter, Angela Craft and husband James, of Hendersonville; a son, Barry Lyda and wife Melissa, of Williamston, S.C.; a step-son, Steven McMinn, of Flat Rock; five grandchildren, Brandon Baker, Ben Ward, Austin, MaryEdith and Luke Lyda; three step-grandchildren, Luke, Will and Molly McMinn, several nieces and nephews; his poodle, Teddy and his guinea, Sprint.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, at Bethel Wesleyan Church with the Rev. Tim Clark, the Rev. Bob Allred and the Rev. Carroll Moffitt officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park with Military Rites provided by the Henderson County Honor Guard. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service in the church and at other times will be at the home.
In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to the Bethel Wesleyan Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 268, Dana, N.C. 28724 or to Four Seasons Compassion for Life, 571 S. Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731.
Condolence cards may be sent to the family at www.jacksonfuneralservice.com
or P.O. Box 945, Hendersonville, NC 28793.