William H. “Billy” Hyde, 63, Heuvelton

HEUVELTON, NY —  William H. “Billy” Hyde, 63, Heuvelton, NY, passed away at Claxton Hepburn Medical Center on Wednesday evening, January 19, 2022, surrounded by his loving family. There will be a graveside service in the spring at the convenience of the family.

William is survived by two sisters, Lisa Merkley and her husband, Mark, of Heuvelton, NY, and Barbara Kiah and her husband, Michael, of Ogdensburg, NY; a niece, Sara White and her husband, Eric, of Heuvelton, NY, Kenzie Brown, of Ogdensburg, NY, and Charlotte Merkley, of Ogdensburg, NY; a nephew, Eric Merkley, and his Fiancé, Tricia Whalen Carron, of Plattsburg, NY ; great grandniece and great grand nephews, Alisa Rivera, Kimberley Rose White, Lillian Marie White, Cooper White and Chase White.

William was predeceased by three sisters, Mary Hyde, Louann Hyde and Brenda Hyde.

William was born on May 24, 1958, in Ogdensburg, NY, the son of the late Freeman and Dorothy (White) Hyde. He graduated from Ogdensburg Free Academy.

Following graduation William served his country for nineteen years as a member of the US NAVY. After serving in the military William worked security for the Bridge and Port in Corpus Kristi, TX, until retirement.

William enjoyed farming, soccer, fishing, and spending time with his family. He was known to his family as the Animal Whisperer.

Donations may be made in William’s memory to the St. Lawrence Valley, SPCA P.O. Box 594, Ogdensburg, NY 13669 or Richard E. Winter Cancer Treatment Center, 5 Lyon Place, Ogdensburg, NY 13669.

Online condolences may be made at www.fraryfuneralhomes.com.