BEAUFORT, SOUTH CAROLINA – Merle D. Hyder, United States Marine Corps (Ret.), 75, of Beaufort, South Carolina, died Friday, July 15, 2011, at Beaufort Memorial Hospital.
Born on September 8, 1935 in Barberton, Ohio, he was a son of the late Water C. Hyder and the late Ethel L. Reed. He retired from the United States Marine Corps where he proudly served tours in Korea and Vietnam. He was a Purple Heart recipient.
He is survived by his two sons, John Hyder and Michael Hyder; his brother, Earl Hyder; his sister, Bonnie Amey, as well as many friends and family to mourn his passing.
The funeral service will be held at 10 o'clock Friday morning at the graveside in Beaufort National Cemetery. Following the service a reception will be held at the AMVETS Post 70 in Port Royal.