MERIDEN - John "Tampa" Shider, Jr., 59, of 23 Catlin Street died Thursday, August 11, 2005 at his home. He was the husband of Lisa Pennyman Shider. Born in Smoaks, SC, Dec, 15, 1945, he was the son of the late John and Rozener Drain Shider, Sr. He was a master craftsman and was the owner and operator of the J & J Concrete Company. He was a member of Mount Hebron Baptist Church. Mr. Shider enjoyed fishing and hunting, was an avid gardener and loved to cook. Besides his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Tammi Jordan of Waterbury and Rozina Shider of Meriden; two sons, John Shider III of Meriden and Roosevelt John "Tampa" Shider of Meriden; a sister, Ernestine Heyward of St. George, SC; a brother, Terry Hodges of New York, three grandchildren, Ashley, Shaneshia and Anijah Jordan, all of Waterbury; two aunts, Mattie Drain and Noreen Drain and an uncle, Johnny Lee Drain, all of Smoaks, SC; three nieces, Cathy, Tammy, KarenEyvonne Heyward all of St. George, SC; a greatniece and nephew, Shalante and Kieon Heyward, both of St. George, SC; and many close friends and relatives. He was predeceased by a brother, Roosevelt Shider. Funeral service Thursday, August 18, at 11 a.m. at Mount Hebron Baptist Church, 84 Franklin St., Meriden. Burial will follow in Walnut Grove Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call at the Beecher & Bennett Flatow Funeral Home, 48 Cook Ave., Meiden, Wednesday, August 17, from 5 to 9 p.m.

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  1. My thoughts and prayers goes out to Tammy Jordan and family. Also to Lisa Shider and children. Tampa was a very good man.I remember those days him and Jimmy use to take Trap(Jazelle) out fishing with them. Those who knew Tampa knew his heart was in the right place. God bless. Devonya Inman

  2. R.I.P. Tampa. I’m so sorry we never really had a chance to get to know one another. Lisa & family; my thoughts are with you. If you ever need anything, please know that I am always here for you. I love you all very much!

  3. Sorry to hear about the loss of your father, i just want to let you know that I m here for you if you need my support, May God be with you and My family will Pray for you. Love Always, Dyniesha,Julian,Jaylese

  4. My Loving Papa I Miss You So Much, Not A Day Goes By That I Am Not Thinking Of You, I Wish That You Were Still Here But You Are Resting With The Best, I Love You So Much, Continue To Rest Until We Meet Again

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