Kenneth Maxwell Hyde “Buddy”

Kenneth Maxwell Hyde “Buddy”, a beloved resident of Pearidge and Alabaster, Alabama, passed away on December 12, 2023, at the age of 80 years. He was born on October 02, 1943, to Clement and Edna Hyde in Pearidge, Alabama.

Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents, Clement and Edna Hyde and his daughter, Gina Ingle.

Kenneth is survived by the beloved mother of his children, Barbara Hyde; children, Danny (Michelle) and Missy Hyde; grandchildren, April, Jessica Williams (Adam), Austin, Sarah Thompson (Levi), and Adam; great grandchildren, Paisley, Presley, and Tayley Williams; brothers, Bobby (Pat) and Jerry (Debra), and sisters, Nell Pickett and Faye Webb (Larry); and son-in-law, Wayne Ingle.

Buddy was a cherished father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, a caring brother, and dear friend to so many.

He loved his family more than anything else and loved spending time with them as much as possible.

He organized the family reunion each year and cooked most of the delicious food that was shared.

He was an amazing cook, chef, and baker. He owned and ran Buddy’s Bar-B-Que in Alabaster for almost 50 years. Buddy loved spending time chatting with his customers, getting to know them and their families and helping anyone he could. Buddy is going to be greatly missed.

There will be a Visitation on Friday, December 15, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. with a Celebration of Life at noon. The family will have a small gathering/reception to follow.

In lieu of flowers please donate to Kings Home ( in Buddy’s name.


  1. Phyllis & Darlene on December 14, 2023 at 3:41 am

    Every time we traveled from California to Alabaster to visit family, my first stop was Buddy’s. Nowhere in California could I find a bbq sauce like Buddy’s. Buddy would laugh when at the end of our visit with our family, we stopped in to fill up liter bottles of his sauce to take back to California. Thank you Buddy for always being so kind whenever we visited and for making a visit with you special. I wear my Buddy’s BBQ shirt proudly and think of your smile every time.

  2. Cookie Chestang on December 14, 2023 at 2:09 pm

    So sorry for your loss. You all are in my prayers.

  3. Karen smith Martin on December 14, 2023 at 11:55 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Buddy was a good man and a joy to talk to when my dad and I would have us a bbq from the restaurant.

    He will be greatly missed by all in Alabaster.

  4. Donna Allen Wyatt on December 26, 2023 at 11:52 pm

    So sorry about Buddy’s passing. My prayers go out to his family & friends.