OBITUARY

Melvin Hyde Jr.

May 7, 1962September 10, 2018
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Melvin Hyde Jr., age 56 of Pulaski, TN passed away on September 10th, 2018. He was a native of Gardena, California.

Survivors include his wife, Brenda Hyde; father, Melvin Hyde Sr.; mother, Gloria Espanisa; step-mother, Janet Hyde; son, Elijah Vantrease; sisters, Dorothy Ann Hyde-Mesnage and Debra Gruber; and one grandchild, Jerry Klein of Oklahoma; Nephews, Alex Mesnage, Travis Mesnage, Matthew Gruber and Michael Gruber; nieces, Sarah Mesnage, Amanda Lumpkins, Ashley Gruber, Anna Gruber, and Alexis Gruber.

He was preceded in death by one grandchild, Cornell Klein.

A visitation will be held on October 13th, 2018 from 11am to 12pm with memorial service following after at 12pm.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, October 13, 2018
  • Memorial Service Saturday, October 13, 2018
REMEMBERING

Melvin Hyde Jr.

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Debra Gruber

October 15, 2018

Mel loved my kids dearly he spoke to them on phone every time he called me or I called him !! I’m glad they got to know him over the years they loved him a lot and will miss him
I’ve added a picture of him with my girls from a few years ago he really liked this photo of them

Debra Gruber

October 15, 2018

Mel was my older brother he was always picking at me as a kid but was always always there for me ! We had our disagreements n argued as siblings do but I know he loved me and I loved him ! When I had kids and got married he was so happy for me ! He may have not seen us all the time or much but we stayed in touch always ! I’m going to miss his silly texts or Facebook messages like when he would just send me a message to say “hi little sister ! Just wanted to say hi n tell you I love you and tell my nieces n nephews I love them n thinking about them ! When he did come to visit us a few time and meet my family he loved goofing off with the kids and thought they were great ! We will all have mememories of him ! I am so glad I seen him Labor Day weekend and got pictures with him n my girls n I ! He will be deeply miss by us ! I still sometimes look for a message from him like he use to send ! I know I will always miss you my big ( pain in the butt ) brother but I will always love you and think of you !!

Love you and we will see you again sometime until then I know you are watching over us all and I will dance with mom for you now !!
Love your lil sis
Debbie

Robin Scruggs Privette

September 18, 2018

I have known Junior (Mel) Dorothy (my best friend) and Debbie since Dorothy and I were in the 6th grade. When we were kids Mel wanted to be called Jr. We would have so much fun playing and running. Sitting around talking. One winter in Florida we had a fire going in their furnace or fireplace and while Dorothy and I was baking something we noticed some smoke behind the fireplace. Well her and I start screaming for junior yelling fire fire. He goes running to this kitchen sink slips on the wet floor from our sloshing water and slides all the way to the other counter. LOL we were scared at the time but that's such a funny memory now. He was such a cool guy, always! He will be very missed! He loved his family and his friends. I think of you a lot Junior and your family is in my thoughts and prayers!

Patricia Shannon

September 18, 2018

Melvin Jr was my cousin, but he was also a son, brother, husband and father. The impact of his life may impact us differently but it's a life that ended far too soon. Sadly, far too many years had passed since I last saw him. I just remember what a beautiful little boy he was and how the family loved him.
The one consolation we have is we can hold on to the good memories we have of Melvin. We can keep him within our heart and continue loving him.
I pray continued comfort and peace for the family and may the Lord strengthen you with each passing day.

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