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Thomas Jacob HYER

January 28, 1935February 12, 2021

Thomas Jacob Hyer, 86, of Manassas, VA, passed away peacefully on February 12th 2021.

He was born in Sutton, WV, on January 28, 1935, to Thomas “Tate” and Pearl Hyer and grew up in Glenville, where he attended Glenville State College. After earning a master’s degree from George Washington University, he began a long and successful career as an educator, coach, and administrator in Fairfax County Public Schools. He enjoyed nothing better than being in the outdoors. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, and golfer. He loved his family and friends, and always made time for both.

He was predeceased by his first wife, Charlotte, and daughter, Sue Ann Morgan.

He is survived by a large, loving and devoted family, including wife, Glynn Hyer, of Manassas, VA; his sister, Christine (Harry) Bush, of Naples, FL; his children, Nancy (Jim Russell) Hyer of Brentwood, TN, Sally (Mark) Hash of Charles Town, WV, and John (Ceily) Hyer of Denver, CO; his son-in-law, John Morgan of Martinsburg, WV; his grandchildren, Jonathan (Gabriella) Hash of Ranson, WV, Julianne Russell Hyer of Oakland, CA, Lindsey Hash, Molly Morgan, Addison Morgan and great-grandson Judah of Martinsburg, WV, Tate Hash of Charles Town, WV, Charlie Hyer and Gabriella Hyer of Denver, CO. He is also survived by sisters-in-law, Nancy (Murph) Meadows of Madisonville, KY, Michelle Peninger of Woodbridge, VA; brothers-in-law, Jim (Beverly) of Boerne, TX, Bob (Kathleen) of Magnolia, TX, Fred (Rebecca) of Gautier, MS; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a service to celebrate Thomas’s life will be announced at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice or the Mount Vernon High School Athletics Boosters Club (8515 Old Mount Vernon Road, Alexandria, VA 22309) or to Prince of Peace United Methodist Church (6299 Token Forest Drive, Manassas, VA 20112).


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Thomas Jacob HYER

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February 22, 2021

To the Tom Hyer family, I'm so sorry to hear about Coach Hyer's passing, he was my baseball and football coach at Lee High School back in the early to mid-'60s. He also became a friend later in life. He was a special man. I saw him last at Coach Baumgartner's Memorial a few years ago. All my thoughts and prayers go out to the Hyer family and hope to see you later to celebrate Coach Hyer's life.

Ronnie Frost

February 21, 2021

I graduated from Robert E Lee high school in 1965. I had the privilege of being taught and coached by Coach Hyer for my four years that I played football at Lee . Coach Hyer was dedicated and compassionate about coaching and always got the best out of us as a team and individually. I will always have fond memories of Coach Hyer and the great times we always had together. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. May you Rest In Peace Coach. God Bless

Marguerite Eimer

February 21, 2021

Lee High School in Springfield, VA opened in 1958 and Tom and I were both on the staff as teachers. I was Marguerite Bateman at that time. I am glad I had the chance to know him. My condolences to the family.

Mary Jefferson

February 19, 2021

Thank you so much for the wonderful memories I have of mvhs I continued to work through the school system but I never found the warmth you provided in my years at mount vernon. Your family should be proud the positive impact you achieved. God speed!

Arthur Porter

February 18, 2021

Tom was my friend at Prince of Peace UMC. My favorite memory is how he used to tease me when the New York Giants were having a bad season. We would laugh about it but would wish me well on game day that Sunday.

Sylvia and I would like to sympathize with Glynn and the entire family during this difficult time. We pray that God will bring His Peace and Comfort to all of you. May his soul rest in perfect peace and light perpetual shine on Him.

Toni Phelps

February 16, 2021

He was a great principal and an even better man. As the yearbook advisor, I knew I could count on his support. He once told the publisher, “I don’t want the labor pains. I want the baby.” The yearbooks came soon after his call. I am happy to have worked with him and his wife, Glynn.