Vernon Edward Hyde

86 year old Vernon Edward Hyde of Knoxville and a longtime resident of Smithville died Wednesday at his home. He was a member of the Smithville First Baptist Church, the American Legion, and retired teachers. He served in the U.S. Navy and was a teacher, coach, and realtor. The funeral will be Friday at 3:00 p.m. at the Smithville First Baptist Church. Mark Bass will officiate and burial will be in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Friday from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the church. Hyde was preceded in death by his parents, William Edward and Ella Dodd Hyde; a daughter, Teresa Faye Hyde; two brothers, Garnett and Ray Hyde; and a grandson-in-law, Greg Van Dette. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Carnell Roy Hyde of Knoxville. Children, Paula and husband David Crossley of Talbott, Rita and husband Keith White of Brentwood, and Eddie and wife Mary Hyde of Knoxville. Seven grandchildren, Carrrie Van Dette, Connie Crossley, Lindsay and husband Bill Cadaret, Andrew Crossley, Mollie Hyde, Abigail Hyde, and Casey Hyde. Three great grandchildren, Joseph Edward Cadaret, Garrett James Van Dette, Tristen Van Dette. One brother, Howard and wife Edna Hyde of California. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

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