Norman Eugene “Buddy” Hyder

Published 5:13 pm Monday, February 13, 2017

Norman Eugene “Buddy” Hyder, 81, Elizabethton, passed away Sunday, February 12, 2017, in the Pine Ridge Care Center. A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late Vance & Ethel Jenkins Hyder. Buddy was a graduate of Happy Valley High School.  He served in the United States Army. He was owner & operator of Hyder Tomato Company. Buddy was a member of the Valley Forge United Methodist Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother Tony Hyder, a brother-in-law: Allen Smithdeal and a special friend: Mike Honeycutt.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years: Jeane Smithdeal Hyder. A daughter & son-in-law: Kathy & Rick Boling, Elizabethton. A son: Andrew Hyder, Elizabethton. Four Grandchildren: Justin Boling & wife Danielle, Austin Boling, Andrea Hyder and Amy Hyder. One Great Grandchild: Madison Boling. A Sister: Nancy Diane Elliott, Elizabethton, brother: Ray Hyder and wife Sue, Johnson City. His sister-in-law: Brenda Hyder, brother-in-law: Sid Smithdeal & friend Trula Haley, his special friend: Riley Barnett and numerous nieces & nephews.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Valley Forge United Methodist Church with Pastor Joel Cook officiating. Graveside Service and Interment will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, February 15, 2017, in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Music will be provided by Linda Baughman and Judy Little. Active Pallbearers who are requested to assemble at the church at 6:50 p.m. Tuesday and at the funeral home at 12:20 p.m. Wednesday will be: Justin Boling, Austin Boling, Pat Hyder, Tim Hyder, Chris Hyder, Gary Jenkins, Art Smithdeal and Travis Brumit. Honorary Pallbearers will be: Michael Adams, Rick Smithdeal, Joe Smithdeal, Rick Boling, Rob Robertson, Rex Ward, Sam Hampton, Randy Slagle, Ronny Street, John D. Snyder, Kelly Crain, Cleatis Boling, his church family and all former employees of Hyder Tomato Company. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Valley Forge United Methodist Church.  Military Honors will be provided by the Carter County Honor Guard. The family would like to express a special “Thank You” to Debbie Street and the staff of Pine Ridge Care Center and Melanie Hall for the excellent care Buddy received. Friends may also visit with the family at his residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 12:20 p.m. Wednesday to go to the cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at our web–site

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Memorial Funeral Chapel is serving the Hyder family.