• Date Of Birth: December 13, 1933
  • Date Of Death: August 16, 2021
  • Spouse: Evelyn Fitzgerald Hyde
  • Siblings: Betty Hyde Hopkins (sister)
  • Children: Jackie Hyde Parker (Bill), Kathy Hyde, Gloria Hyde Boling (sister), Ernest Hyde (brother), Cloys Hyde (brother), Ricky Hyde (brother)
  • Resting Place: Broadlawn Memorial Gardens
  • City: Buford
  • State: Georgia

George Wilbert Hyde age 87 of Buford died on August 16, 2021. He passed away from complications of Parkinson’s disease, diabetes, and congested heart failure.

He was born in Forsyth County, GA to William Edward Hyde and Grace Mathis Hyde on December 13, 1933.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Mary Frances ‘Fran’ Grizzle Hyde; daughter, Patricia Lynn Hyde; son, Alan Steve Hyde; sisters, Nadine Prather, and Patsy Echols; and brother Hugh Hyde.

Survivors include wife, Evelyn Fitzgerald Hyde; daughters, Jackie Hyde Parker (Bill) of Jefferson, Kathy Hyde of Cumming; step-sons, Steve Fitzgerald (CJ) of Alabama, Mike Fitzgerald of Texas, and Bob Fitzgerald (Jo) of Flowery Branch; grandchildren, Keith Hyde, Kevin Ragan, Korey Hyde, Michael Parker, Ashley Parker Kinsey, Christopher Coldiron; and nine great-grandchildren. Also surviving are sisters, Betty Hyde Hopkins of Dawsonville and Gloria Hyde Boling of Cumming; brothers, Ernest Hyde, Cloys Hyde and Ricky Hyde all of Dawsonville. Many special nieces and nephews also survive. He was especially loved by Gwen Boling Graham, Millie Bates, and Grace Brosofsky.

Wilbert was retired from the City of Sugar Hill Maintenance after working for 28 years with Southeast Engine Services. He also worked on the construction of Lake Lanier as well as the construction of Lake Weiss in Alabama. He built his home on Lake Lanier and raised his family there.

Mr. Hyde was a member of the Yaarab Shrine, the Tri-County Shrine Club, and Past Master of the Buford Masonic Lodge #292. He was a member of the Dawson County Historical and Genealogical Society and a member of Island Ford Baptist Church in Buford. He enjoyed traveling and square dancing. Wilbert didn’t speak often but when he did his words meant something. He was admired and loved by all who knew him.