Charles Vincent Hyde, 92, went home to be with the Lord on August 30, 2020. He was born on January 2, 1928 to Charles and Alexandrina Hyde in Belize, Central America.
Charlie became a United States citizen after he served his country in the United States Army. He was a Korean War Veteran and received a Purple Heart. Charlie immigrated to America in the 1950’s and settled in Indiana where he met and married Mary Pankhurst. After he settled in Indiana he sponsored his brother, John and his wife Eileen to also become US citizens. He was the proud uncle of their children Wallace, Liz, Sheila, and John.
Charlie worked sixteen years as a clerk on the railroad. He later retired from Indiana Bell after over 20 years. Charlie was an avid movie goer. He loved cinema and also supported the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra. He was an excellent dancer and loved the big band and jazz music and the crooners summertime events. He loved taking his kids and nephews and nieces to Audubon Park for a day of swimming and foot races or to a Drive Inn movie. Charlie was a member of the American Legion and the Eagles. He was a man of God and attended St. Theresa and St. Mary’s church.
Charlie is survived by his children, Jim (Theresa) Hyde, Laura (Jim) Mooney, Marc (Sherri) Hyde, Bob (Jana) Hyde, and Mike (Shelley) Hyde, his grandchildren AJ Hyde, Scott Hyde, Mike Mooney, Marc Mooney, Jack Hyde, and Madison Hyde. He has 5 great -grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother Gerald Hyde and his sister-in-law, Eileen Hyde and many loving nieces and nephews.
Charlie was preceded in death by his parents and his siblings John Hyde, Flo Hyde, Vicki Phillips, Rita Avila, and Margie Vasquez.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Thursday, September 3rd at Sunset Funeral Home. A service will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, September 4th at Sunset Funeral Home with a burial to directly follow at Sunset Memorial Park. Friends and family can visit from 10 a.m. until time of service on Friday at 11 a.m.