High-flying developer Rusty Hyneman lived large

By , Special to The Daily Memphian Updated: December 11, 2020 9:59 AM CT | Published: December 10, 2020 9:04 AM CT

A large, colorful and sometimes controversial life has died with the passing of developer William R. “Rusty” Hyneman. He owned and flew personal jets, drove exotic cars and lived in mansions. His early developments, for some, symbolized the excesses of suburban sprawl. But friends and family remember his quiet generosity and indomitable spirit.


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Tom Bailey

Tom Bailey

Tom Bailey retired in January as a business reporter at The Daily Memphian, and after 40 years in journalism. A Tupelo, Mississippi, native, he graduated from Mississippi State University. He has lived in Midtown for 36 years.


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