J. Garland Lyda, 93, of Hendersonville passed away Monday, March 16, 2015 at his home.
A native and lifelong resident of Henderson County, he was born February 17, 1922. He was a son of the late Cebron and Hester B. Lyda. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Eunice Lyda; brothers, Homer, Glenn, Brownlow, Hilliard and Rome Lyda; and sister, Emma Darity.
Garland was a proud World War II veteran. He was an apple farmer and a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. His grandchildren were the light of his life.
He is survived by his three children, Kevin Lyda and wife, Karla, Pat Mintz and husband, Seldon, and Marilyn Ryan; his grandchildren, Jay, Emilee and Sydney Lyda and Cheryl Rathburn; great-grandchildren, Doug and Bradley Rathburn; brother, J.K. Lyda; and many nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held at 2 PM Thursday, March 19, 2015 at Edneyville United Methodist Church. Reverend Steve Jones will officiate. Burial will follow at Fruitland Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12:30 ñ 2 PM Thursday at the church.
Memorials may be made to the Edneyville United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, 799 Bearwallow Road, Hendersonville, NC 28792.