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Douglas Stephen Hyde

June 13, 1940 — December 26, 2023


Douglas Stephen Hyde, 83, of Chouteau, Oklahoma, passed away on Tuesday, December 26, 2023, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Born on June 13, 1940, in Tulsa to Charles and Tommye (Cagle) Hyde, Douglas lived a remarkable life filled with love, laughter, and a strong sense of adventure.

Douglas found his calling as a firefighter and served with the Tulsa Fire Department with unwavering dedication for almost 30 years. His commitment to saving lives and protecting his community was truly commendable. Even after retiring from the department, Douglas continued to make a difference in people's lives. 

Behind Douglas' tough exterior was a mischievous spirit. He was known for his ornery nature and loved pulling pranks on those close to him. His sense of humor brought laughter and smiles to countless faces throughout his life.

Outside of his career and mischievous endeavors, Douglas had many passions. He was an avid deer hunter and enjoyed the serenity of fishing in the great outdoors. Whatever he set his mind to, he excelled at it. He had a special fondness for animals and cherished his cats and dogs. Among them, his basset hound named Howard held a special place in his heart. For several years, Douglas embraced farming life and raised goats and cattle.

Not one to shy away from hard work or comfortable clothes, Douglas loved wearing his iconic overalls whenever he got the chance. Whether it was tending to his farm or spending time with family and friends, he felt most at ease in those trusty overalls.

Douglas had a deep faith in God that guided him throughout his life's journey. He loved his Lord and Savior with all his heart and found solace in knowing that he was never alone.

His love for cooking was legendary, and his family will forever cherish the memories of his mouth-watering dishes. Douglas mastered the art of making the perfect chicken fried steak and took pride in his expertise in preparing the Christmas turkey. His giblet gravy was unrivaled.

In addition to his cooking skills, Douglas had a passion for woodworking. He also ventured into beekeeping for a few years. 

Douglas is preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Tommye Hyde, his son Stephen Hyde, his mother-in-law Idabelle Kelley, and his aunt Fern Hoth. Douglas is survived by his loving wife, Janet Hyde, of the home. He is also survived by his sons Daniel Paden and wife Lynn of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Martin Paden and fiancé Shannon of Golden, Colorado; and his grandchildren Sebastian, Tess, Ian, Seamus, and Fletcher.

Funeral services for Douglas will be held at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 2, 2024, at the Mazie First Baptist Church with Pastor Andy Herring officiating. Interment will follow at the Memorial Park Cemetery in Tulsa. A visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Monday, January 1, 2024, at Shipman's Funeral Home in Pryor. To leave his family a message, please visit his guestbook at Arrangements are under the direction of Shipman's Funeral & Cremation Service of Pryor. 
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Service Schedule

Past Services


Monday, January 1, 2024

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Shipman's Funeral & Cremation Service

1204 NE 1st St, Pryor, OK 74361

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, January 2, 2024

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

Mazie First Baptist Church

206 D Avenue, Mazie, OK 74337

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Tuesday, January 2, 2024

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