Richard E SnyderMay 5, 1945 ~ September 9, 2018 (age 73)
Richard E. Snyder, age 73, of Calhoun, passed away at 4:45 AM on Sunday, September 9, 2018 at his residence.
Visitation will be from 5-7 PM on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 in the chapel of Thrasher Family Funeral Home. Funeral service will be at 10 AM on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at First Christian Church Disciples of Christ in Olney. Burial will be at Crest Haven Memorial Park in Claremont. Pastor Todd Bettis and Richland County Veterans Organization will be officiating.
Richard was born on May 5, 1945 in Lawrence County, the son of John Emmons and Doris Faye (Pullen) Snyder. He later married Sandra ‘Sherry’ Blackford on December 27, 1969 in Olney. She survives.
Richard was known for his compassion and expansive generosity. He was in the Army Reserves at home during the Vietnam War. For nearly 30 years, he worked for Zanetis Oil. He was a member of First Christian Church Disciples of Christ in Olney and member of the American Legion in Olney. He was also a Trustee on the Calhoun Village Board and served as Mayor of Calhoun during his lifetime. He was a Deacon and Trustee at his church. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, camping and working on lawn mowers.
Richard is survived by his wife of 48 years Sandra ‘Sherry’ Snyder of Calhoun; 2 sons Jason Snyder (Bea) of Mesquite, TX and Justin Snyder (Amanda) of State College, PA; 4 brothers Charles Snyder (Janet) of Olney, Danny Snyder (Nancy) of Olney, Dick Snyder (Vickie) of Vincennes, Rick Snyder (Anita) of AZ; 3 sisters Catherine Snyder of Olney, Karen Bare (Brad) of Olney, Joann Bayler (Dave) of Paris; 5 brother-in-laws Terry Blackford (Linda) of OK, Ben Blackford (Terrie) of IN, Randy Blackford (Ann) of Olney, Dave Blackford (Darla) of Greenville, and Scott Blackford (Sue) of LA; 6 grandchildren Matthew, Christopher, Katherine, Emma, Norah, and Hudson; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents John and Doris Snyder.
Memorials can be sent to the Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation at 5526 W. 13400 South #510 Herriman, Utah 84096 or to www.cholangiocarcinoma.org in memory of Richard E. Snyder.
5526 W. 13400 South #510, Herriman UT 84096