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Robert Allen Hyden

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Robert Allen Hyden

Memphis, TN

Robert Allen Hyden, age 67, passed to the spirit world on September 11, 2016. He was a person of compassion, deep spiritual beliefs, and infinite love, not just for his family but for all of those who shared the human condition with him. He loved reading, writing, poetry, music, art and his family. Robert was a one of kind father, brother, son and friend. He will forever be in our hearts and will be greatly missed by all who loved him and knew him.

Robert was born July 1949 to Rev Elwood Lee Hyden and Mae Hyden. He graduated from Whitehaven High School, and attended Memphis State University. For most of his long career with the State of Tennessee, he was an instructor at the Tennessee Corrections Academy in Tullahoma, TN. After retiring, he moved to Memphis and lived on the on the same street as the most significant woman in his life, Gloria, their two children, and their grandchildren. His love for his family made these the happiest days of his life. As Robert is free from earthly bounds, he will always be among us, especially with his grandchildren, Ireland, Hannah, Jacob, Jonah and Michael.

Robert is survived by his mother, Mae Hyden; children, Allen Hyden , Hillary Little, and son in law, Scott Little; siblings, Billy Hyden, Elwood Hyden, Jr., Paula Hyden, John Hyden, Sr., and Patrick White; and the people he showered his love on, his five grandchildren and 16 nieces and nephews.

Services will be held on Saturday, September 17 at the Allsboro Church, 2195 Allsboro Rd., Cherokee, Alabama. 35616. Visitation will be at 1 pm with the memorial service following at 2 pm. Online condolences can be made to

Published in The Commercial Appeal on Sept. 16, 2016
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