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Clifford Douglas Hyder, 69

Clifford Douglas Hyder, 69

Clifford Douglas Hyder, 69, of Hendersonville, died on Sunday, October 11, 2015 at his residence. He is preceded in death by his parents: Walter Hillard Hyder and Mildred Earline McGraw.

Clifford was born and reared in Henderson County. He graduated from East Henderson High School and even though he had been diagnosed with a heart murmur, he completed boot camp in Parris Island South Carolina from the United States Marine Corp. He left Camp Lejuene, Jacksonville, NC and was sent to Vietnam where he saw action and was near the Ho Chi Men Trail. Clifford received two Purple Hearts and was once shot by a sniper at close range. After 4 years of service to our country, he returned to Hendersonville and became a law enforcement officer until 1975. He was in the construction industry and worked with Dunlap Construction. He was active in many active with the Veterans Affairs. He loved to “shag dance”, enjoyed Harley motorcycles, fishing and working with leather. He was an avid knife and gun collector and was in a local tractor club and loved Gravely Tractors. He was a member of the Baptist faith.

He is survived by his sister Karen Bright of Forest City, NC, three sons: Michael Hyder of Clarksville, TN, Brian Hyder and his wife Amy of Clarksville, TN, and Daniel Hyder of Fletcher, two grandchildren: Noalan Hyder and J.C. Hyder of Clarksville, TN, as well as two nieces.

A Memorial Service will be at 7:00 PM on Friday, October 16, 2015 at Boiling Springs Baptist Church in Fletcher, NC with Pastor Cody Sturgill officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made to Wounded Warriors Project at P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas, 66675.

An online register book is available for family and friends by visiting www.thosshepherd.com. Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors and Cremation Memorial Center are in charge of arrangements.