Larry Gale Hyder

December 24, 2019

Born in: Johnson City, TN
Resided in: Johnson City, TN

Larry Gale “Butch” Hyder, 77, of Johnson City passed peacefully at home, surrounded by his family on December 24, 2019.

He was born on June 26, 1942, son of the late Fred Hyder, Jr. and Blanche Love Phillips Cecil. In addition to his parents, his beloved grandparents, Fred and Ethel Taylor Hyder preceded him in death.

Butch was a 1960 graduate of Happy Valley High School.

He retired from Raytheon and Alemite.

Butch was a member of the Watauga Lodge #622 F&AM.

He was a member of Southside Baptist Church.

Butch enjoyed motorcycles, model airplanes, spending time with his family and fishing with his wife Mitzi.

Those left to cherish his many wonderful memories include his wife of 59 years, Mitzi White Hyder; two daughters, Felisa Townsend (Jeff) and Kim Williams; one son Larry Joe Hyder; six grandchildren, Kari Masters (Andrew), Brandon Townsend (April), Jared Williams (Kaitlin Hensley), Elijah Hyder, Hannah Hyder and Ethan Hyder; three great-grandchildren, Colton Masters, Emma Townsend and Westley Williams; his three sisters, Freddie Williams (Tom), Patty Grove (Wayne) and Judy Miller; one brother, Greg Hyder (Marsha) and also several nieces and nephews and his special cat “Callie Mae”.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, December 28, 2019 from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm in the Dogwood Chapel of the Morris-Baker Funeral Home. A funeral service will follow under the direction of Rev. Mike Richards. Masonic Rites will be accorded by the Watauga Lodge #622 F&AM. A committal service is scheduled for Sunday, December 29, 2019 at 3:00 pm in the Happy Valley Memorial Park under the direction of Rev. Mike Anglin. Meet at cemtery at 2:45 pm. Active pallbearers will be: grandsons, Brandon Townsend, Jared Williams, Eli Hyder and Ethan Hyder, son Joe Hyder and Rick White.
Honorary pallbearers will be: Tom Williams, Ken White and David White.

The family would like to thank the 4200 West Wing at Johnson City Medical Center and Greeneville Community Hospital West, Dr. Frank Johnson and Dr. Keith Cook and his special caregiver, Hannah Hyder.

Services

Visitation: December 28, 2019 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Morris-Baker Dogwood Chapel
2001 E Oakland Ave
Johnson City, TN 37601

(423) 282-1521
https://www.morrisbaker.com/

Funeral Service: December 28, 2019 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Morris-Baker Dogwood Chapel
2001 E Oakland Ave
Johnson City, TN 37601

(423) 282-1521
https://www.morrisbaker.com/

Committal Service: December 29, 2019 2:45 pm - 3:00 pm

Happy Valley Memorial Park
2708 Elizabethton Hwy.
Johnson City, Tennessee 37604


Committal Service: December 29, 2019 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Happy Valley Memorial Park
2708 Elizabethton Hwy.
Johnson City, Tennessee 37604


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  1. Chris Kittredge says:

    Kim, sending heart felt sympathy to you and your family, at this most difficult time.

  2. Tom & Kathy Townsend says:

    Felisa, we were so sorry to hear of your dads passing. We are thinking of you and your family during this time in our prayers.

  3. Patty Newland says:

    Mitiz, I am so sorry for your loss. May God continue to comfort you during this time, Love you. Patty Newland

  4. Linda Hughes says:

    The world was a much better
    place with Butch in it. He made
    this beautiful family with the love
    He and beautiful Mitzi shared. Family
    there will be hard days to come, from to
    to time, yet until the day comes, when you
    see him again .That love will never END.
    Much love, many prayers to you all

  5. Debbie Masters says:

    Dear Family, We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Paul and Debbie Masters

  6. JG Campbell says:

    Mitzi, Joe, I’m so sorry about Butch passing, he was such a great person.
    You are in my thoughts.

    JG

  7. Kris Bogart says:

    Kim Iam sooo sorry for your loss !! I hate I was out of town!! I love you and please give your mom some love!! Heart felt peace for your family’n

  8. Kris Bogart says:

    Kim Iam sooo sorry for your loss !! I hate I was out of town!! I love you and please give your mom some love!! Heart felt peace for your family

  9. Rhonda Gourley says:

    God bless each of you and praying God will hold you tight and shine on each of you. Love you Mitzi.

  10. Rhonda Gourley says:

    Praying God will hold each of you tight and shine on you throughout this season. I love you Mitzi. Rhonda

  11. Freddie Williams says:

    Growing up with Butch as the older brother to three girls, with me as the youngest sister, meant I didn’t get a lot of his attention. So I would do everything I could to tag along wherever he was: I mowed the yard with him, worked in the garden, ran to my Granny and Pa’s house whenever I knew he was there. But the one place I was not allowed was my Grandpa’s shop, that was reserved for the men only! “You need to get on to the house now, Mouse” I can still hear him say. I didn’t like it at the time, but as an adult, I learned to love my brother’s special name for me. I will miss you, Butch everyday for the rest of my life. You didn’t achieve fame or fortune, but you had so much love in your life with your beautiful wife and family. You were blessed beyond belief! You enjoyed your time with each one of them, and they cherished their time with you. I would say “Well done brother. Your life on this earth was a huge success!” I will miss you, and I will being “Mouse”.

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