Just a few words are needed to describe 1st Sgt Franklin D. Hyde (USAR, ret); using the words of Col. P. Mallory, Brig. Commander: “proficient, calm in crisis, a trusted counselor, stern disciplinarian yet extremely fair to his soldiers. He could always be counted on to state his views even though they may not be popular.”
His tour in Vietnam 1968/69 1st aviation brigade left invisible wounds but visible to his family, yet he had a good sense of humor. He was a very generous man who loved gardening, working with wood, building and designing. There was very little he did not know or how to do it. He loved sports – golf and football. He was a passionate Steelers fan.
He cared deeply for all of his family: his wife of 47 years, Ute; his four daughters, Sharyn, Christina and husband Jeff Mabrey, Melissa and husband Colin Woodside, Katherine Hyde; 10 grandsons; three granddaughters; many nieces and nephews; brother Conway: sisters, Marcoleta, Aundrea, Juanita, Milley and brothers-in-law; and countless friends.
Frank was born May 31, 1943 in Roscoe, Texas and died Dec. 15, 2012, in San Antonio.
We will always love you, till we see you again in paradise (Luke 23:43).
The family will receive friends from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 27, at Porter Loring Mortuary North.
Services will be at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 27, at Porter Loring North Chapel. Rev. Joe Walts will officiate. Interment with Full Military Honors will follow in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. Arrangements are with Porter Loring Mortuary North. Instead of flowers, contributions can be made to the Franklin D. Hyde Memorial Fund at RBFCU 1173488.
You are invited to sign the guestbook at www.porterloring.com .