Robert J Hyman

robert hyman

Surrounded by his family Robert Joseph (Bob) Hyman, Sr. 91, passed away Tuesday August 23rd after a long illness. The son of the late William Donald and Hilda Early Hyman, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife of more than 58 years Lucile Harrington, two brothers: W.D. (Don), Jr. of Fayetteville and E.P. (Ed) of Carthage, as well as a sister, Rebecca (Becky) Cagle of Carthage.
A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday (8/26/2011) 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 will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 PM on Thursday (8/25/2011) at Fry and Prickett Funeral Home.

Born on November 7, 1919 in Wilson, NC Bob graduated from Oak City High School. Robert moved to Carthage to live with his sister and brother-in-law, Bob Cagle in 1937 where he met A¢a‚¬EœCile. He worked with Bob & 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, West Virginia including Ohio Southern Express, Eazor Express, & Point Express and held numerous positions including President of the Kanawha Valley Traffic Club. After leaving the 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, Ill. Bob hired truck drivers and managed labor relations with the Teamsters Union for clients of TLI and Top Transportation including General Foods in Dover, Delaware and Heil Quaker outside of Nashville, TN 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-Parrish Relations Committee and was the long-time Finance Committee chairman and President of the United Methodist Men.

He is survived by a son, Robert J. (Bobby) Jr. & wife Tina of Carthage, a daughter Alice Ann Hyman of the home, a niece Hilda Cagle Morris & husband Bob of Carthage, nephews Parker Hyman & wife Becky of Whispering Pines, and Bill Hyman & wife Toni of Southern Pines, and the light of his life his two grandchildren Joseph and Andie Hyman of Carthage, as well as many other family members and friends.

Memorials can be made to the Carthage United Methodist Church or the charity of your choice.
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  1. Alice Ann and Bobby. We will miss your dad greatly. He was a true Southern Gentleman with a fun sprit and he always had a twinkle in his eyes. I always enjoyed seeing him and I always left in good spirits after hearing his stories about the past.

  2. Dear Alice Ann, Bobby, Tina, and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. I will always remember "Daddy" and his gentle and kind ways–he always made me feel like one of his own. He was a truly special man.
    Bonnie Earnhardt

  3. Alice Ann,
    He was so lucky to have you, espeically during these last few years. I know you two (2) shared some special times. He is in a good place. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Susan Hext

  4. I always knew when Mr. Hyman walked in to see me that I could count on his great sense of humor to lift my spirits. He was a true Southern Gentleman and will be missed by many friends, family and acquaintances. It was my pleasure to have known Mr. Hyman a

  5. Alice Ann and Bobby…. you are in my prayers today. I have so many wonderful memories of your sweet Father, and the good times we shared at your house. And I loved seeing him at "Pete’s", and knowing that he’d have a big hug ready for me. What

  6. Dear Alice Ann,
    You have been a wonderful daughter to your Dad, which is why he had such a long life I’m sure. Knowing you, I know that he had the best of care and love. Please know that I share in your sorrow and will be offering prayers for you and

  7. Alice Ann and Bobby: Paula and I send our deep sympathy to you on the death of your father. Bob was a fine southern gentlemen in the finest tradition. I have so mnay good memories of both our work together and our friendship. Bill and Paula Boyd, Concord,

  8. Bob was truly a great guy and a real gentleman! I will really miss him. Deepest sympathy to the family!
    Always a friend,
    Dale Frye

  9. Mrs. Mildred "Phillips" Wehrle of Dunbar, WV wishes to extend her condolences to the family of Bob Hyman. Bob was long time friend from their years in Carthage. Bob visited often while working in Charleston and later on trips through area. She s

  10. Bobby, Alice Ann and Tina and family, We just heard today about Bob and are so sorry for your loss.. We will keep you in our prayers. Mark Jeannie Brianna and Seth Horney

  11. Alice Ann,
    I was sorry to see your fathers obituary in the paper. When I saw the name Hyman and the town of Carthage, I new it had to be your father. I was also sorry to see that your mother had previouly passed away although I do remember her havin

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