Richard Hildebrand "Papa" Hydrick Jr., age 61, went to be with the Lord, Monday, June 11, 2012.
Preceded in death by parents, Richard and Harriet Hydrick Sr. of Greenville, S.C. Survived by loving wife, Sandra Trantham Hydrick; sister, Melissa Hydrick (Bob) Sage; Richard Hildebrand (Mallory) Hydrick III, Tara Amanda (Colby) Clements, Teela Jessica Mikoletic; nephew, Russell (Melissa) Sage, niece, Lauren (Kelly) Yelton; beloved pet Cali Baby.
Richard graduated from Wade Hampton High in Greenville, S.C. in 1969 and from Clemson University in 1975. Richard loved the outdoors, was an avid hunter and earned the honor of Eagle Scout by the Boy Scouts of America. Richard was employed by Publix Supermarket at Concord and Nolensville Rd. Visitation with family will be Wednesday, June 13, 2012 5-8 p.m. Graveside services will be at Rosebank Cemetery in Flat Creek, Tenn. at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 14, 2012 with Chaplain Lisa Clements officiating. Mike Cirino, Johnny Brown, Rick King, Doug Luther, Spencer Miller, W.G. Miller, Derrell Moody, Matt Reese and Chase Smith will serve as pallbearers. A special thanks to Sarah Cannon & Alive Hospice for their caring & compassionate care that was given to Richard.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation, 310 25th Ave. North, Suite 103, Nashville, TN 37203 www.minniepearl.org. Hermitage Funeral Home, 535 Shute Lane, Old Hickory, Tenn. 615-889-0361