Jack Rider

Obituary
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  • "Kay and Family, Please know that you all have hundreds of..."
    - Joanne (BCHS '68)& Ron Piland
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    - Joan Carr
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    - Pat and Audrey Mullarney
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    - Jim and Anne Power
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Jack Rider suddenly passed away from this place to his Heavenly reward on Sunday, June 3, 2012, in Zephyrhills, Fla. By his side was his wife, best friend and dance partner of 45 years, Kay Lynn. Jackie was born on Feb. 14, 1947, in Riverside, Calif., to Jack and Evelyn Rider.

Jack was a member of the first Bullock Creek graduating class of 1965, where he was very involved in sports. He married Kay Lynn on Aug. 13, 1966, and they moved from Midland in 1971. Jack retired from the Oak Ridge Y-12 facility after 29 years.

Loving music, Jack played the drums and guitar and was always easy to find as you could hear him singing long before spotting him. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him, and those in Southern Charm (FL) where he wintered for the past eight years. His kind heart and loving and helping hands will be long remembered. Volunteering was a priority for the Riders who spend their entire retirement in their motor coach, building homes for HFH, Red Cross and Support the Troops.

Jack is survived by wife, Kay Lynn; sons, Kurt (Linda) Rider of Kingston, Tenn. and Kyle (Jill) Rider of Knoxville, Tenn. Jack loved being grandpa to Kevin, Kristy, Kelly, Bo and Brett; and great-grandpa to Bentley. His brother, Gilbert (Nancy) Rider and Uncle Ed (Marilyn) Rider also survive him. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Angela Kay Rider; parents, Jack and Evelyn Rider; and special father-in-law, Berton Smith.

Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m., Saturday, June 9, 2012, from the Homer United Methodist Church, with Pastor David Mulder officiating, and interment in the Homer Township Cemetery. Jack's family will receive friends at the Ware-Smith-Woolever Funeral Home, 1200 W. Wheeler St., today from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., and at the church on Saturday from 10 a.m. until time of services. Please consider a memorial to Support the Troops, Toni and Trish House or BCHS Alumni Scholarship Foundation.


Published in Midland Daily News from June 4 to June 8, 2012