Services for Edward Lyda, 71, Ada, are 10 a.m. Saturday at Blue Baptist Church, Connerville, the Rev. Larry Hawkins officiating. Burial follows at Seeley-Blue Cemetery. A wake service will be 7 p.m. Friday at Criswell Funeral Home Chapel.
Mr. Lyda died Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011, at an Ardmore hospital. He was born Aug. 20, 1940, in Ada to Clarence Edward and Vera Mae Hawkins Lyda.
Mr. Lyda served the Chickasaw Nation and the Elders of the Nation as a Community Health representative and outreach consultant from April 1991 through August 2001 and was a member of Blue Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Dottie Lyda, of the home; a son, Corbett Lyda and wife Andrea, Vista, Calif.; a daughter, Marcine Ricker and husband Jake, Ada; grandchildren, Stephanie James and husband Kerry, Ada, Stormy Fischer and husband Levi, Mountain View, Okla., Stephen McPherson, Ada, Kirby Lyda, Vista, Calif., Joshua Lyda, Vista, Calif., Cameron Stapleton, Vista, Calif., Tatiana Stapleton, Vista, Calif., Keaton Ricker, Ada, and Kyle Ricker, Ada; six great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Stormy Gail Farmer; a son, Deland Scott Lyda; a brother, Tommy Ben Lyda; and two infant brothers.
Bearers are Corbett Lyda, Levi Fischer, Kerry James, Michael Lyda, Jake Ricker, Kris Conlee, Ben Lyda, Joshua Lyda, and Marc Lyda. Honorary bearers are grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Obituaries may be viewed and online condolences sent to criswellfh.com.