Robert Lee Hyde
Robert Lee Hyde, age 87, passed away Thursday, March 14, 2013 at Emeritus at Spicewood Springs. Bob was born on November 8, 1925 in Decatur, Illinois to James O. and Alice E. Hyde. He was married to his beloved wife, JoHanna (JoAnn) Hyde in 1966. Bob was a committed Christian and an energetic servant of God and all God's many children. He was a member of The Sanctuary in Austin where he volunteered as a pen-pal and encourager of incarcerated men, sang in the choir and played his violin. He was a member of The Gideons International, and served Meals on Wheels until he was 86 years old. Bob served in the Army
in the European theatre of World War II
and was a veteran of the Battle of the Bulge. He held degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois
at Urbana and the University of California at Berkley and worked for several engineering firms and at the University of Texas
assisting professors from 1986 until 1994. Bob is preceded in death by his parents James and Alice and his brother, Maurice Hyde. He is survived by his wife JoAnn; five children, Randall Hyde and his wife Lynda of Crosby, Texas, Richard Hyde and his wife Beverly of Houston, Texas, Russell D. Hyde and his wife Anita of Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, Craig Hyde of Old Lyme, Connecticut, and Pamela Hyde Griffin and her husband Ray of Greeneville, Tennessee; fourteen grandchildren, Anita, Randall, Stacy, Robert, Allison, Bethany, James, Michael, Kara, Ethan, Nicholas, Quintin, Joshua, and Samantha; seven great-grandchildren, and many friends. A memorial service will be held at The Sanctuary, 2614 Exposition Blvd., Austin, TX, 78703 on Saturday, April 6 at 2:00 pm, Rev. Brent Bowden officiating. Bob's final resting place will be in Salem, Illinois. In lieu of flowers please consider making contributions to the Bob Hyde Memorial Fund at The Sanctuary, Gideons International, or Meals on Wheels.