Edgar “Ray” Lyda, 79, of Woodruff, SC, passed away on Saturday, October 24, 2020. He was the husband of Mickie Lyda and the son of the late Edgar and Nellie Owens Lyda. Ray retired from Tietex after thirty years, and after retirement he worked at Three Pines Country Club with the grounds crew. He was a member of Bethel Masonic Lodge #112 where he was a lifetime member. In addition to his wife he is survived by two daughters Marci Bowen (Jim) of Spartanburg, Rhonda Lyda of Florida, three grandchildren Jessica Duane (John), Parker and Ella Bowen, two great-grandchildren Kinsley and Conner Duane, one sister Pearl Ann Lyda of Woodruff, four brothers Wayne Lyda of Woodruff, Joel Lyda (Sybil) of Switzer, Curtis Lyda (Susan) of Woodruff and Roy Dale Lyda (Barbara) of Cross Anchor. 
He will lie in state Tuesday, October 27, 2020 from 9:00am
to 12:00pm at JK Yarborough Mortuary.Graveside service will be held 2:00 pm, Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at Greenhaven Memorial Gardens in Woodruff,  SC with Rev. Buster Ball officiating and Masonic Rites. Receiving of friends to follow. Flowers may be sent to JK Yarborough Mortuary or, In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association 901 South Pine St. Spartanburg, SC 29302.