April 8, 1933 ~ May 14, 2022

Born in: Hendersonville, NC
Resided in: Alexander, NC

Boyd Frank Lyda, 89, passed away Saturday, May 14, 2022.

Mr. Lyda was born April 8, 1933, in Hendersonville, to the late John T. and Pearl Brown Lyda. He served our country with the US Marine Corps during the Korean War and he was a member of Groce United Methodist Church. Mr. Lyda was a retired long distance bus driver having worked with Trailways, Greyhound and numerous charter companies. After retirement, he worked security for Mission Hosptial.

His family include a daughter, Cheryl Lyda Swiger; sons, Daryl Lyda (Diane) and Jerry Lyda (Anita); grandchildren, Stacy Griffin, Devon Garnace, Danna Nickels and Tori Lyda; three great-grandchildren, and a sister, Doris Lyda Mauldin (Ronald). He was preceded in death by his brothers, Thurman, Ray and Ellis Lyda.

Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, May 18 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Cemetery in Edneyville.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Buncombe County Humane Society or to a Veteran’s organization of your choice.


Graveside Service: May 18, 2022 2:00 pm

St. Paul's Episcopal Church Cemetery, Edneyville
1659 St. Paul's Rd.
Edneyville, NC 28727

Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


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  1. Sorry to hear of Mr. Lyda’s passing… if your children and grandchildren are a summary of your life… he had a wonderful life.

  2. Cheryl, Daryl, Jerry, Danna, Devon &Tori — I was so sorry to hear of your dad/grandad passing away. I remember with great fondness watching him around you all; especially the grandchildren as you all were growing up. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers!

  3. Our neighbor, our friend. We have many fond memories. Our sympathies to the family. We appreciate his service to our country.

  4. BOYD was a good man ,We spent alot of time talking when he would come in to my Hardees and eat breakfast.I will always remember that


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