Robert J. Hyman Sr.
Robert Joseph “Bob” Hyman Sr., 91, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011, surrounded by his family, after a long illness.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, at Carthage United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Matthew Locklear, the Rev. Terry Bryant and the Rev. Chuck Plowman officiating. Burial will follow at Cross Hill Cemetery, in Carthage. The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, at Fry and Prickett Funeral Home.
Born Nov. 7, 1919, in Wilson, he was the son of the late William Donald and Hilda Early Hyman. Bob graduated from Oak City High School. He moved to Carthage to live with his sister and brother-in-law, Bob Cagle, in 1937, where he met Cile. He worked with Bob and Becky in their laundry business in Carthage and for several years with TA Loving and Nello Teer in construction/heavy equipment operation at Fort Bragg and other military locations.
He became quite ill while constructing the air strip at Cherry Point and spent several years recovering in Carthage and New Bern. While recovering in Carthage he worked with Buffaloe Brothers Trucking Company, which started a long career in the transportation industry. He spent 19 years with companies in Charleston, W.Va., including Ohio Southern Express, Eazor Express and Point Express, and held numerous positions, including president of the Kanawha Valley Traffic Club. After leaving Kanawha Valley he worked with Smith Transfer in Charlotte and Akers Motor Lines in Fayetteville.
In the early 1980s he was persuaded to join friends in a labor leasing company headquartered in Chicago. Bob hired truck drivers and managed labor relations with the Teamsters Union for clients of TLI and Top Transportation, including General Foods, in Dover, Del., and Heil Quaker, outside of Nashville, Tenn., until his retirement in the early 2000s.
A longtime member of Carthage United Methodist Church, he chaired and served on many church committees, including the administrative council and the pastor-parish relations committee, and was the longtime finance committee chairman and president of the United Methodist Men.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife of more than 58 years, Lucile “Cile” Harrington; two brothers, W.D. “Don” Jr., of Fayetteville, and E.P. “Ed,” of Carthage; and a sister, Rebecca “Becky” Cagle, of Carthage.
He is survived by a son, Robert J. “Bobby” Jr. and wife, Tina, of Carthage; daughter, Alice Ann Hyman, of the home; a niece, Hilda Cagle Morris and husband, Bob, of Carthage; nephews Parker Hyman and wife, Becky, of Whispering Pines, and Bill Hyman and wife, Toni, of Southern Pines; the light of his life, his two grandchildren, Joseph and Andie Hyman, of Carthage; as well as many other family members and friends.
Memorials may be made to the Carthage United Methodist Church or the charity of your choice.
Condolences may be made at www.PinesFunerals.com.