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George Haney Hyder Jr.June 28, 1935 ~ November 9, 2017 (age 82)
George Haney Hyder, Jr., was born June 28, 1935, to George Haney Hyder, Sr., and Lee Esther Owens Hyder in Hills Prairie, TX. Rather than calling him Junior, he was called “Pete”.
Pete grew up in Bastrop and attended Emile Schools. In Emile High School he was very active in sports, especially basketball and track. After graduating from Emile High School, he attended Huston-Tillotson College and Texas Southern University, active in Track and Field. After attending Texas Southern, he served in the U. S. Army for four years.
Pete accepted Christ at an early age under the leadership of Reverend D. M. Hall at Mount Rose Missionary Baptist Church in Bastrop.
Upon leaving the army, he worked for Butler Paper Co. in Austin and later for Tracor Inc. in the Print Shop. In 1981 he met Annette Wildman and in 1993 they wed. Between them they have five children.
In 1994, Annette and Pete moved back to Bastrop to help care for his mother. Under the leadership of Rev. R. D. Smith, Pete was ordained a Deacon. He served in many capacities in the church, the Sunday School was what he truly loved. Deacon Hyder served as Chairman of the Deacon Board until his health failed. He will be greatly missed.
Deacon Hyder was preceded in death by his parents, Deacon George Haney Hyder, Sr., and Lee Esther Hyder, also a sister Cora Lee Hyder McIntosh.
He is survived by his wife Annette Hyder, his children and step children: Tiffany Morrison, Vickie Butler, Teresa Agu, Rebecca Wildman, and Clifton Wildman, nine grandchildren, nine great- grandchildren, one nephew, Clarence McIntosh, Jr., and one niece, Cynthia McIntosh, along with a host of other relatives and friends.