A native of Johnson City, he was the son of the late Daughton and Stella Moody Hyder.
He was a member of Boones Creek Christian Church.
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Jimmie Ann Leonard Hyder, Johnson City; son and daughter-in-law, Christopher Todd & Jennifer Hyder, Johnson City; two special grandsons, James Hyder and Patrick Hyder; one brother and sister-in-law, Norman & Barbara Hyder, Maryland; sister-in-law, Patsy Johnson and husband Richard, Johnson City; three nieces and one nephew.
He graduated from Boones Creek High School in 1959. In 1967 he received his B.S. and also his M.A. from East Tennessee State University in Industrial Technology. In 1971 he received his PH.D. from The Ohio State University in Industrial Technology and Research Statistics.
Dr. Hyder served four years in the United Sates Air Force at Barksdale Air Force Base in LA. He was a Photo Intelligence Photogrammetry and Cartographic. His unit was presented the Presidential Unit Citation. He was affiliated with scientific, professional and civic organizations: Associated General Contractors of America, East Tennessee Associated General Contractors, National Association of Home Builders, Johnson City Area Home Builders, Syndication, American Vocational Association, and Epsilon Pi Tau, International Honorary Fraternity, and Kiwanis Clubs International. He also had Professional License US Security and Exchange Commission Series 22 and US Security and Exchange Commission Series 63.
Dr. Hyder was Associate Dean and Professor at East Tennessee State University. He was Dean of the College of Applied Science and Technology at E.T.S.U. and Chairman of Department of Technology at E.T.S.U. He was Associate Professor and Coordinator of Construction Technology program, Vocational Teachers program, and graduate program. He was also at the center for Vocational and Technical Education, Research Associate with primary focus in program evaluation and Career Education and Highway Safety Projects. At E.T.S. U. he helped develop the Gray Fossil Site. He was also instrumental in Digital Media at the University.
He loved to play golf and took many trips with friends to play.
Funeral services will be conducted 7:00 pm Monday, April 8, 2019 at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home with Mr. Michael H. Freeman officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 pm Monday prior to the service.
Private interment services will be conducted at Washington County Memory Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to ETSU Foundation of Business & Technology 1276 Gilbreath Dr. Johnson City, TN 37614 or American Cancer Society 871 N. Weisgarber Rd. Knoxville, TN 37909
Condolences may be sent to the Hyder family online at www.dillow-taylor.com
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