Bill Snyder, 86

Bill G. Snyder, 86, Andrews, died Saturday, April 13 at 3:19 p.m. at Norwood Health and Rehabilitation, Huntington.

Bill was born Nov. 9, 1926, in Wabash County, the son of John and Marguerite (Engleman) Snyder. He graduated from Andrews High School in 1945.  Bill married Mary Catherine Crull on July 2, 1948 in Huntington.

Bill retired in 1989 from Schacht Rubber Company where he worked for over 43 years and was the assistant manager. After retirement, he went to work at Ford Meter Box in Wabash in 1991 as a supervisor.  Bill started the rubber division there and left in 1993. He was a member of Andrews United Methodist Church. Bill loved the outdoors and fishing. He had a camper located in Washington, Ind. and loved spending time there.

Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Mary Catherine Snyder, Andrews; one son, Neal Snyder, Andrews; one daughter, Karen K. Reed, Pierceton; one brother, John O. (Gaya) Snyder, LaFontaine; six grandchildren, Braydon Snyder, Simeon Reed, Brandt Finley, Courtney Hixon, Ashley Schrader and Drew Smith and six great-grandchildren, Katy Reed, Taylor Reed, Lola Smith, Finley Smith, Alex Schrader and Amelia Schrader. His parents, daughter, Kathy Finley, brother, Charles Snyder, sisters, Barbara Boone and Wilma Deane Hacker, and grandson, Robert Neal Snyder preceded him in death.

Visitation will be from 3–7 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, at Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 West Park Drive, Huntington. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 18, at Bailey-Love Mortuary with Pastor Andrew Hawk officiating.  Burial will follow at Andrews Riverside Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Andrews United Methodist Church in care of Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 West Park Drive, Huntington, IN  46750.

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Bailey-Love Mortuary is honored to serve the Family of Bill G. Snyder.

Posted on 2013 Apr 15