Dr. Jack Hyles
     age 74, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, February 6, 2001, at 
the University of Chicago Hospital.  Dr. Hyles had suffered a serious 
heart attack on January 30, 2001.  He was admitted to Methodist 
Hospital Southlake Campus, Merrillville, Indiana, on Tuesday.  He was 
subsequently airlifted to the University of Chicago Hospital at 1:00 am 
Friday.  Dr. Hyles underwent eight hours of open-heart surgery 
performed by a team of top surgeons and specialists.  In spite of 
heroic attempts by the medical staff, Dr. Hyles was pronounced dead at 
9:43 am.
     Dr. Hyles was born September 25, 1926, in Italy, Texas, to Willis 
Athey and Coystal Mattie Hyles.  He is survived by his wife of 54 
years, Beverly; four children, Becky Smith of Texas, David Hyles of 
Florida, Linda Murphrey of Texas, and Cindy Schaap of Indiana; 11 
grandchildren, Trina Beebe, Teresa Horton, Trent Smith, Jamie Hyles, 
Julie Hyles, Amy Hyles, Bethany Hyles, Melissa Murphrey, Michael 
Murphrey, Jaclynn Schaap, and Ken Schaap; 4 great-grandchildren; one 
sister, Earlyne Stephens of Illinois; and a host of other relatives and 
friends.  He was preceeded in death by two sisters, Lorene and Hazel, 
and a namesake grandson, Jack David Hyles.
     During World War II, Jack Hyles served as a paratrooper with the 
82nd Airborne Division.
     Dr. Hyles was a graduate of East Texas Baptist College and 
attended Southwestern Baptist Seminary.  He pastored five churches:  
Marris Chapel Baptist Church, Bogata, Texas; Grange Hall Baptist 
Church, Marshall, Texas; Southside Baptist Church, Henderson, Texas; 
Miller Road Baptist Church, Garland, Texas; and the First Baptist 
Church of Hammond, Indiana, which he pastored for 41 years, from August 
1959 to present.  He is the author of 49 books and pamphlets.  He 
founded Hammond Baptist Schools in 1970 and Hyles-Anderson College in 
     The viewing for Dr. Hyles will be held in the First Baptist Church 
auditorium, 523 Sibley Street, Hammond, Indiana, on Friday, February 9, 
beginning at 10:00 am until 6:30 pm.  At 7:00 pm on Friday, there will 
be a memorial service to be attended by all out-of-town guests and 
friends, all non-First Baptist Church members, and all Hyles-Anderson 
College students.  The viewing will resume after the memorial service 
and will continue throughout the night until 9:30 am Saturday, February 
10.  There will then be a funeral service at 10:00 am for the First 
Baptist Church membership, including all First Baptist young people who 
are college students.
     There will be a private graveside service conducted for the family 
     Flowers may be sent to First Baptist Church, 523 Sibley Street, 
Hammond, Indiana 46320.
     Dr. Hyles' ministry has touched and influenced the lives of over a 
million people nationwide as well as untold millions worldwide.

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