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Richard Blain Hyre

February 27, 1930 - March 10, 2024

U.S. Veteran

Burial Date March 13, 2024

In lieu of flowers, please donate to a local veteran in need. Services will be private.

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Richard Blain Hyre, 94, of Clarksburg passed away on Sunday, March 10, 2024 at his residence.

Born February 27, 1930 the son of the late Ralph William Hyre and Beatrice Lillian Swinger.

He spent 62 years married to the love of his life Betty Louise Hyre, until her death in 2014. They shared 2 children that survive them, Richadeen Gardner and Richard Hyre (Mary).

Richard was also “PapPap” to grandchildren Amy Gardner, Kim Caruso (Mike), Ricky Hyre, Jamie Hyre, Justin Snyder, and Megan Wilson (Josh) and great grandchildren Shelby and Eric Phillips, Lily and Meadow Caruso, Brooklyn and Lucas Hyre, Haleigh Hyre, Conner Sigley, Kipton Stire, Wyatt and Brysten Wilson. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Richard was preceded in death by brothers Leonard Hyre and Bob Hyre, sister Margie Ingram, brother-in-law Freeman Ingram, and son in law Gary Gardner.

Richard was a 1948 graduate of Victory High School; he enlisted in the US Navy in June of 1948 and was a proud veteran. During his 20-year career in the Navy he traveled to many countries around the world as the Commissary Man on submarines, USS Razorback, USS Nautilus, USS Seawolf, and the USS Lewis and Clark. He also spent part of his career as a recruiter before retiring in August 1968.

After his retirement from the Navy, he worked at Anchor Hocking from 1969- 1987. He then retired to his favorite spot, his cabin on the Buckhannon River, where he and Betty made incredible memories with their grandkids and great grandkids.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to a local veteran in need.

Services will be private.

Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family at A service of Amos Carvelli Funeral Home.

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