Richard Sidney Salyer


Richard “Sidney” Salyer was born on September 23, 1932, in Jenkins, KY, to Clyde Cecil and Etta McConnell Salyer. Sidney passed away on April 28, 2022.

He will be forever remembered as a caring, loving husband and father. (John 11:25)

When his father passed away, his mother and 9 children moved to Bloomingdale, in Kingsport, TN.

Sidney met Sarah “Ruth” Wright and they were married on May 11, 1951.  God brought them together and kept them together for over 70 years. He loved the Lord and loved to study the Bible.  He never met a stranger and gladly shared his faith.  He was a faithful member of Tabernacle Baptist Church for over 30 years.

Sidney was predeceased by his father and mother, his sisters, Frances, Rosemary and Reba and his brothers, Pierce, and Jack.

He is survived by three brothers, Jimmy, Don, and Bill, five children, Rick Salyer, Judy Chaffin, Janet Salyer, Jewel Taylor and husband Don, and Ron Salyer and wife Teresa as well as 14 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, and 4 great-great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm on Monday, May 2, 2022, at Carter-Trent Funeral Home in Kingsport.

Funeral services will begin at 7:00 pm in the chapel with Bro. Robert Fletcher officiating.

Graveside services will be at 11:00 am at on Tuesday, May 3, 2022, at Oak Hill Memorial Park. All those wishing to go in procession are asked to meet at Carter-Trent Funeral Home by 10:15 am.

Carter-Trent Funeral Home in Kingsport is proudly serving the Salyer family.