March 29, 1938 - December 20, 2020
Dave Rider Dave Rider, age 82 of Elizabethton died Sunday, December 20, 2020 in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital, Elizabethton after a lengthy illness. A native of War, West Virginia, he was a son of the late Lucille Payne Rider. He was preceded in death in addition to his mother by his son-in-law Rusty Barnett by his grandmother, Margaret Payne, a brother, Jim Rider and a sister, Billie James. He played football at Big Creek High School for legendary coach Merrill Gainer in War. Mr. Rider received his Bachelor of Education Degree from West Virginia University. He was a former Coach and Teacher at J.I. Burton High School, Tazewell High School and retired from Elizabethton High School. He was an avid golfer, a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather and was a member of Southside Christian Church where he served as a Deacon for several years. Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Deanna Rider of the home, one daughter, Kim Barnett, of Elizabethton, one son, Scott Rider and wife Patty of Winder, Georgia. Three grandsons, Ryan Witten and wife Kelly of Piney Flats, Shawn Witten and wife Katie of Elizabethton and Jason Witten and wife Michelle of West Lake, Texas. Three granddaughters, Hannah Rider of Sandy Springs, Georgia, Abigail Ford and husband Evan of Knoxville and Emily Rider, also of Knoxville. Seven great grandchildren, C.J. Witten, Cooper Witten, Rider Witten, Natalie Witten, Landry Witten, Hadley Witten and Brooke Witten also survive. A Celebration of Life for Coach Rider will be conducted at 11:00 am on Monday, December 28, 2020 from the A.L. (John) Treadway Gymnasium with Mr. Michael Koruschak, Minister officiating. Music will be under the direction of Mr. Keith Whitehead accompanied by Mr. Charles Dugger. Honorary Pallbearers will be all former players and coaches from J. I. Burton, Tazewell and Elizabethton High Schools. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Boys and Girls Club of Elizabethton. Friends may call at Tetrick Funeral Home of Elizabethton from 10:00 A.M. until 4:00 P.M. Thursday, from 9:00 A.M. until 4:00 P.M. Saturday, and Sunday afternoon from 1:00 until 4:00 P.M. The services will be livestreamed via the Facebook page of The Tom Taylor Sports Show. https://tomtaylorsports.com Our staff is committed to taking care of our guests and families that we serve. Please understand we will be following the State’s COVID guidelines. We also ask all guests and family members attending calling hours and services to please bring and wear a mask. Online condolences may be shared with the family on our website, www.tetrickfuneralhome.com Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton is honored to serve the Rider family. Office 423-542-2232, service information line, 423-543-4917.
Dave Rider Dave Rider, age 82 of Elizabethton died Sunday, December 20, 2020 in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital, Elizabethton after a lengthy illness. A native of War, West Virginia, he was a son of the late Lucille Payne Rider. He was preceded... View Obituary & Service Information
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