January 3, 2015
Date of Service: January 8, 2015
Interment Location: Dogwood Section
Mr. Richard Steven “Stevie” Kyker, 62, of Elizabethton, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, January 3, 2015 in the Johnson City Medical Center Hospital following an extended illness. He was born in Carter County and was the son of the late Robert S. and Elsie Dugger Kyker. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Richard Stevie Kyker, II, his maternal grandparents, George and Alice Bailey and his paternal grandmother, Eva Kyker.
Mr. Kyker was retired from Norwell, Inc. and was of the Freewill Baptist Faith. He loved to watch NASCAR and spend time with his buddies.
He is survived by his wife, Nina LaScola Kyker, of the home; a grandchild, Richard Steven, Elizabethton; two brothers, Eddie Kyker and his wife, Joan, Elizabethton; Lynn Kyker, Elizabethton; a sister, Karen Booher and her husband, Glenn; Elizabethton; a special niece, Amy Perry, Elizabethton; two nephews, Eddie Kyker, Jr., Alan Kyker; both of Elizabethton; a great-nephew, Bobby Kyker, Elizabethton; a very special aunt, Mary Calhoun who has been by his side and taken care of his fur baby Peebles throughout his illness. Hs is also survived by other aunts and uncles, Cleo Kelly, Betty Ford, Julian Bailey and Stanley Bailey. Several cousins also survive.
The service to honor the life of Mr. Kyker will be conducted on Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 7:00 PM in the Sunset Chapel of Hathaway-Percy Funeral and Cremation Services with Rev. Steve Burleson officiating. The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel from 5:00 – 7:00 PM on Wednesday prior to the service or at the home at other times.
The graveside service and interment will be conducted on Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 11:00 AM in the Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Benny Loveless, Danny “Yogi” Curtis, Jerry Thompson, John Pansock, Mikie Maljeet Hayer, Steve McQueen and Albert Oliver. Honorary pallbearers will be Jerry Griffey, Bobby Wright, Eddie Wright, Bill Smitty, Tony Oaks, Sam Hopson and Gene Bowman. Those wishing to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home at 10:15 AM on Thursday to go in procession to the cemetery.
Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to American Cancer Society, C/O Lou Cooter, 415 Washington Avenue, Elizabethton, TN 37643.