BUCKHANNON — Herbert “Junior” Hyre, 81, of Buckhannon, died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013 at his home. He was born May 28, 1931 in Frenchton, a son of the late Herbert Paul Hyre Sr. and Agnes McClain Hyre. On June 7, 1951 he married Betty Cutright who preceded him in death on January 1, 2011.
In addition to his parents and wife he was preceded in death by two brothers, Jack Robert and Charles Edward Hyre.
He is survived by two daughters, Vicki Hyre and companion Bart Waddell of Buckhannon and Patricia Hyre of Vail, Colo.; two grandsons, Daniel Patrick Corder and wife Abby of Zanesville, Ohio and Jason Todd Corder and wife Alisa of Norwich, Ohio; one great-grandson, Zackery Tanner Corder of Zanesville; two great-granddaughters, Emilee Marie Corder of Zanesville and Hayley Marie Corder of Norwich and one sister, Ethel Lee Johnston of Holly Grove.
“Junior,” was a school bus driver for 40 years for Upshur County Board of Education. He was a member of Chapel Hill United Methodist Church and served in the National Guard. Friends will be received Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013 from 5-8 PM at the Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home with Pastor Ed Lowther officiating. Burial will follow in the Buckhannon Memorial Park in Buckhannon. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the BU Athletic Dept. in Memory of Herbert “Junior” Hyre, 50 BU Drive, Buckhannon, WV 26201. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.polingstclair.com. Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.