Bernie E. "Gene" Hyde, Jr.
May 20, 1932 - July 20, 2021
Lake Quivira, Kansas - Bernie E "Gene" Hyde, Jr. of Lake Quivira, Kansas passed away peacefully and surrounded by family on July 20th following a stroke and other complications. Gene was born in Buffalo, Missouri to Bernie E Hyde, Sr. and Eunice Opal Day Hyde. He graduated from Buffalo High School and was a member of the 1949 Missouri State Champion basketball team. He graduated from Southwest Missouri State and was stationed in Germany during his time in the Army.
Gene was a leader with a strong work ethic. He had a long career with the Federal Government, beginning with the Social Security Administration in Moberly, Missouri. He held several positions before retiring in 1994 as the Regional Administrator for the Health Care Financing Administration. Gene was an avid runner/walker and enjoyed working in the yard and following the stock market and the latest news, but his true passion was his family.
Gene was preceded in death by his parents, brother and two sisters. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Nancy, daughter Lorie Meacham (Rob), son Greg Hyde (Paula), bonus daughters Eden Irgens and Cara Ramsey (Brock), grandchildren Michael Hyde, Jordan Hyde, Anna Meacham, Charlie Meacham, Riley Moreland, Andy Irgens, Reagan Ramsey and Remi Ramsey.
A celebration of life for family and friends will be held at the Lake Quivira Clubhouse on Saturday, July 31st from 2:00 - 4:00 PM.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Cancer Research Institute or a charity of your choice
Published by Kansas City Star on Jul. 25, 2021.