Birthplace: Longview (Gregg County), Texas
Date of Birth: November 27, 1951
Parents: Artis Thurmond (deceased)
Bobbie Ray Hyder (deceased)
Education: Longview Public Schools
Graduated with the Class of 1970
Attended Prairie View A+M University
Church: He joined St. John Baptist Church at an early age. Later in life became a member of West Loop 281 Church of Christ.
Marriage: United in Holy Matrimony to Gwendolyn Davis on August 16, 1975 (deceased)
Work: At &T and Eastman Chemical Comp.
Departure: Thursday, May 18, 2021 at 11:30 p.m.
Longview Hill Nursing Home
Siblings: Shirley Hyder (deceased)
Darlene Floyd (deceased)
He leaves to cherish his memories: two daughters, NaResha Hyder of Hempstead, TX and Chanelle Hyder of Longview, TX; 3 grandchildren, Kam’rin Head, Kailey and Kaylen McDade; 3 sisters, Dollye Horne and Hilda Hyder of Longview, TX and Yolita Hyder of Tyler, TX; one brother, James Hyder of Waco, TX; 4 nieces, 7 nephews, and 4 aunts, numerous cousins, a close friend, Gerrard Coleman and a host of other close relatives and friends.
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