Vance Hyder, age 99, of Elizabethton, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 22, 2012, at Hermitage Health Center following an extended illness.
A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Oscar and Jane Dugger Hyder. Mr. Hyder was a farmer who enjoyed raising tomatoes and was a retired employee of North American Rayon Corporation after 42 years of service. He was a member of Zion Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Ethel Jenkins Hyder, December 27, 1998; two brothers; and nine sisters.
Survivors include daughter, Nancy Diane Hyder, Elizabethton; three sons and daughters-in-law, Norman “Buddy” Hyder and wife, Jeane Smithdeal Hyder, Elizabethton, Carmon Ray Hyder and wife, Sue Calloway Hyder, Johnson City, Tony J. Hyder and wife, Brenda Peters Hyder, Elizabethton; Ten grandchildren, Michael K. Adams, Bristol, TN, Andy Hyder, Elizabethton, Patrick Hyder, Telford, Timothy Hyder, Johnson City, Christopher Hyder, Johnson City, Kathy Hyder Boling, Elizabethton, Katrina Hyder Hopson, Elizabethton, Alecia Hyder, Elizabethton, Debbie Hyder Hodges, Elizabethton, Tabitha Hyder Blackwell, Elizabethton; 19 great grandchildren; and one great great granddaughter. One special niece, Elaine Brumit, Elizabethton. Several other nieces and nephews also survive.
The funeral service for Mr. Vance Hyder will be conducted at 8 PM Thursday, May 24, 2012, in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home with Rev. C.W. Snodgrass and Rev. Burl Sluder officiating. Music will be under the direction of Katrina Hopson, Debbie Hodges and Tabitha Blackwell.
The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel on Thursday from 6:30 PM until 8 PM prior to the service.
The graveside service and interment will be conducted on Friday, May 25, 2012, at Noon at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Pat Hyder, Tim Hyder, Chris Hyder, Andy Hyder, Travis Brumit and Steve Hyder. Honorary pallbearers will be Rick Boling, John Hopson, Jeff Hyder, Jerry Hodges, Brent Blackwell, Michael Adams, Lester Brumit, Justin Boling, Blake Hopson, Jordan Hodges, Joshua Hyder, Caleb Hyder, Hunter Hodges, Austin Boling, Cole Blackwell, Sam Hyder, Sophia Hyder, Katie Hyder, Lacey Hyder, Lindsey Hyder, Lauren Hyder and Kelly Casteel. Those who wish to attend the graveside service are ask to meet at the funeral home chapel on Friday, May 25, at 11:15 AM to go in procession to the cemetery.
Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be sent to the family through our website at www.tetrickfuneralhome.com. Obituary line: 423-543-4917.