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Harold Edward Lyda

November 30, 1944 ~ June 20, 2018 (age 73)

Harold Edward Lyda, 73, of Gerton, NC passed away on June 20, 2018. He was born November 30, 1944 to Ruby Hill Lyda and Otho Lyda in Henderson County. Harold loved to spend time outside, watching things grow. He especially enjoyed his time with his family and friends. He was exceptionally close to his grandsons and they will miss being there to tinker on old trucks with him. Harold was a charter member of the Gerton Fire Department and a member of the Bear Wallow Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, Harold is preceded in death by his wife of 46 years, Hazel Ruff Lyda, whom he lost in 2010.  He is also preceded by his brother, Dennis Lyda and sister Leona Lyda Barnwell.

Left to cherish his memory are his son, Norris Lyda of Gerton, NC and grandsons, Jacob Lyda, Riley Lyda and Tucker Lyda.

Services will be held on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at noon at the Bearwallow Baptist Church.

 In lieu of flowers, the family ask that you please make a memorial in Harold’s honor to either the Gerton Fire Department 4975 Gerton Highway Gerton, NC 28735 or to Bear Wallow Baptist Church 404 Konatoga Circle Gerton, NC 28735.

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