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Thomas D. Hyde

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[December 09, 2016]  LINCOLN - Thomas D. Hyde, 66, of Lincoln, passed away at 5:45 p.m. on Saturday, November 19, 2016, at St. Clara's Manor in Lincoln.

Funeral arrangements are pending with Peasley Funeral Home of Lincoln.

Visitation: 11 a.m. to 1p.m. on Saturday, November 26, 2016, at Peasley Funeral Home in Lincoln

Service: 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, at the funeral home

Funeral home: Peasley Funeral Home, Lincoln     


Thomas D. Hyde, 66, of Lincoln, passed away at 5:45 p.m. on Saturday, November 19, 2016, at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Lincoln.

Funeral Services for Mr. Hyde will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 26, 2016, at Peasley Funeral Home in Lincoln. Mr. Adam Henderson will officiate. Following the funeral, Tom will take his final ride. All motorcycles are welcome. A celebration of life at the Lincoln American Legion Hall will conclude the day's services.

Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home, prior to the service.

Thomas Delmar Hyde was born November 2, 1950, in Peoria, the son of Lionel E. Hyde, Jr. and Marilyn M. Harvey Sisson.

Mr. Hyde is survived by his daughters: April (Tracy) Matherly of Kenney and Katrina (Terry) Fouty of Oblong; step-mother Joyce Hyde of Lincoln; the mother of his children: Alicia Pimental Wells; siblings: Jeff(Amy) Hyde and Joe (Rhonda) Hyde, both of Lincoln, Steve (Ruth) Hyde of Beason, Tony (Cheri) Rodgers of Washington, and Sharon Smith of Pekin; four grandchildren: Alleya Williams, Trey Williams, Justin Matherly and Karrissa Matherly; four great-grandchildren; his dog: Jiggles and grand-dogs: Brutus, Tucker and Kane; and many nieces and nephews.

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Tom was preceded in death by three siblings: Jim, Margaret, and Melanie; his parents; fiance Candice Bixler; step-father: Danny Sisson; one brother-in-law: Gene Smith; and nephew Billy Watson who was more like a son to him.

Tom attended Lincoln Community High School. He served our nation in the United States Army during the Vietnam War, working as a mechanic. Following his military service, Tom had worked as a heavy equipment operator and had owned his own motorcycle repair shop, Tom's Shop. Tom was a founder of Crawford A.B.A.T.E. of Robinson, Ill., and a member of Salt Creek A.B.A.T.E., National Rifle Association, Illinois A.B.A.T.E., Down Riders Association, and Lincoln American Legion Post #263.

He held his girls in his arms and was surrounded by loved ones when he departed this world to go be with God and all his loved ones who had gone on before him.

Memorials may be made to Salt Creek A.B.A.T.E. and Humane Society of Logan County.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted with Peasley Funeral Home of Lincoln.

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