April 6, 2022
Jerome Dean "Jay" Hyde, 84, of Gillespie, Ill., died at St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield on Monday, March 28, 2022. He was born May 26, 1937, in Pocahontas, Ark., to Samuel and Irene (Thompson) Hyde. He married Lorraine Robertson on Sept. 5, 1959, in East St. Louis.
He was a coal miner for Monterey Coal Co. Jerome was a member of the UMWA. He enjoyed fishing, woodworking and the Hyde Park. He was an avid Cubs Fan.
He is survived by his wife, Lorraine Hyde of Gillespie; children, Karen (David) Johnson of Gillespie, Sandra Hyde of Gillespie, Stacey (Dan) Johnson of Maryville; grandchildren, Jeremy (Stevie) Johnson, Tiffany (Jessie Bourland) Johnson, Leah (Frank) Veres, Layne Withers, Sydnee Thompson, Alivia Johnson, Kinzie Johnson; and nine great-grandchildren; siblings, Colatha Marshall, Hughey Hyde, Bonita Slate and John Hyde. Jerome was preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Jonathan Bultema; and siblings, Wesley Hyde, Aline Nelson, Bonnie B. Hyde, Lynnie Crittendon, Samuel Hyde, Norris Hyde and Doris Elders.
Memorial services were held on Friday, April 1, at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Gillespie.
Memorials are suggested to Willing Workers. Condolences may be left online at www. kravanyafuneral.com. Kravanya Funeral Home in Gillespie was in charge of arrangements.