Thomas B. Rider

Big Stone Gap, VA-Thomas B. Rider, 77, passed away on Thursday, September 2, 2021, at Lonesome Pine Hospital.
He was born in Broadview Heights, Ohio. He was a U. S. Army Veteran of the Vietnam Era, and was a noted sharpshooter of the rifle and an expert with a pistol. He was retired from the manufacturing industry. He was a member of the Appalachia Pentecostal Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jess N. and Bertha N. (Minick) Rider; a step daughter, Cheryl Wearsch; and his brothers and sisters.
He is survived by his wife, Martha Rider; children, Marty Eubanks (Tim), Big Stone Gap, Tom Rider, Loraine, OH, Dawn Ashby (Jim), Loraine, OH, and Ray Wearsch, Texas City, Tx.; and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.
A celebration of life gathering will be held at Martha Rider’s home Monday, September 6, 2021. You may contact the family for times.
Gilliam Funeral Home and Crematory is honored to serve the Rider family.