John Norton Hyde, Sr., 85, passed away Monday, June 22, 2013 in a local care center. He was born in Chesbrough, LA and grew up in Spring Creek where he returned to take over the family dairy farm after his father's death. He moved to Westlake in 1975 where he was a member of the First Baptist Church of Westlake. He was also a Navy Veteran and served in WWll and the Korean War
. He owned and operated a dairy farm in Spring Creek, LA and also J&S Fried Chicken. Mr. Hyde was a retired truck driver for White Rose Trucking. He is survived by his wife, Shirley Mae Rainwater Hyde of Westlake; son, John Hyde, Jr. and wife Dorothy of DeRidder; daughter, Shirley F. Hyde of Westlake; brother William "Bill" Hyde of Natalbany, LA; sister, Ann Ballard of Arcola, LA; three grandchildren, Robert Hyde and wife Marie, Michelle Honeycutt, Christopher Hyde; four great grandchildren, Nathan, Robert and William Hyde, Tyler Honeycutt. He is preceded in death by his son, Sam Irby Hyde; parents, Charles "Tot" and Ethel Hyde; brother, Charles Hyde; sisters, Rita Lea and Elizabeth Stevens. His funeral will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, July 27, 2013 at First Baptist Church of Westlake. Rev. Wayne McIntyre will officiate. Visitation will be Friday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Hixson Funeral Home of Westlake. Visiting will resume at the church on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until time of service. There will also be a service at 5:00 p.m. Saturday at Spring Creek Baptist Church. Burial at Spring Creek Cemetery. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.hixsonfuneralhomes.com.