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Deb Hyer

December 8, 1944 ~ August 31, 2023 (age 78) 78 Years Old

Deb Hyer Obituary

Delbert “Deb” Hyer, Jr., 78, of Flemingsburg, left this earth peacefully on Thursday, August 31, 2023. 

Born in Chillicothe, Ohio on December 8, 1944, his parents were the late Delbert Sr. and the late Betty Hart Hyer.

Deb grew up in Chillicothe until his family moved to Flemingsburg in 1962. Deb began his career at U.S. Shoe in Flemingsburg in 1962 and retired in 1995. Deb’s musical career began in 1963. Deb started the band “The Debonairs”. A self taught musician who could play any instrument put in front of him, he had a voice and stage presence you could not forget. In 1967, Deb discovered he could play drums, guitar, saxophone, organ, as well as sing at the same time. This is when “The One Man Band” came to life. 

Deb enjoyed performing and playing music more than anything. In minutes he could sit and write an entire song. Deb was an inventor and could make and fix anything. He was an artist, and loved to sit at the kitchen table and draw pictures, cartoons, and projects.

Deb is survived by the love of his life, Evelyn Sloas Hyer. They met at the water fountain inside U.S. Shoe in 1964 and it was love at first sight for them both. They had 58 wonderful years together.

Deb is also survived by his daughter, Tonya Renee (Greg Good); his two granddaughters, Tiffany Renee (Marcos Hernandez) and Brandy Renee Tumey; and “his boys” his great-grandsons who could do no wrong and there were no rules at papaw’s house, Cameron, Crayden, and Casen Hernandez.  He is also survived by his sister, Linda and late Eddie Flora, of Michigan. 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandson, Cray Hyer; along with many uncles and aunts that he looked up to and loved.

The funeral service will begin at 11 a.m., Wednesday, September 6, 2023, at Boone-Nickell Funeral Home with Rev. Clint Stricklen and Bro. Daniel McCann officiating.

Deb will be laid to rest in the Fleming County Cemetery beside his parents and grandson.

Pallbearers include Daniel McCann, Ronnie Whiteman, Marcos Hernandez, Adam Pecina, Ryan Shaw, Terry Bernard, Donnie Reed, and Gary Holcomb.  Honorary pallbearers include Art Mers, Ken Dye, Tommy Porter, Greg Good, “his boys” Cameron, Crayden, and Casen Hernandez.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, September 5, at Boone-Nickell, located at 150 West Water Street, Flemingsburg, Kentucky 41041.

In place of flowers, please consider a donation in memory of Deb to the Hospice of Hope (909 Kenton Station Drive, Maysville, KY 41056).

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September 5, 2023

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Boone-Nickell Funeral Home
150 West Water Street
Flemingsburg, KY 41041

Funeral Service
September 6, 2023

11:00 AM
Boone-Nickell Funeral Home
150 West Water Street
Flemingsburg, KY 41041


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