Jeremy Keith Hyder

Jeremy Keith Hyder

Mr. Jeremy “Keith” Hyder, 39, of Knoxville, formerly of Erwin and Johnson City, died Monday, January 9, 2012, in Knoxville.

A native of Johnson City, he was the son of Tim Bailey, Erwin; the adoptive son of Nat Hyder, Hampton, and the late Teresa Ann Bennett Hyder. He was a landscaper. Mr. Hyder loved working outdoors and fishing with his boys.

In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Jean Miller; and his great-grandmother, Rhoda Hyder.

Survivors include his wife, Elka Hyder; two children, Bryson Hyder and Kelton Hyder; his biological father, Timothy Bailey, Erwin, TN; his adoptive father, Nat Hyder and wife, Sherri, Hampton; a step-sister, Heather Blackburn, Benhams, VA; a step-sister, Ashley Garst, Johnson City; a step-brother, Nathaniel Hyder, Fairfield, CA; and grandparents, Dr. N.E. and Elizabeth Hyder, Johnson City. Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.

Funeral service for Mr. Jeremy “Keith” Hyder will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, January 14, 2012, in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral and Cremation Services with Rev. Richard Richter and Minister Mike Hyder officiating.

The family will receive friends from 10:00-11:00 A.M. on Saturday prior to the funeral service.

Interment will follow the funeral service in Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearer will be Mickey Masters.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be sent to the family through SunTrust Bank, 7426 Chapman Highway, Knoxville, TN 37920; Telephone (865) 573-2161.

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Hathaway-Percy Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the Hyder family. Office: (423) 543-5544

Happy Valley Memorial Park