Floyd Ray Snyder

Published 4:30 pm Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Floyd Ray Snyder, 91, of Elizabethton, passed away on Monday, December 30, 2019, at Hillview Health Center. He was the son of the late Roy Mineyard Snyder and Mary Alice Grindstaff Snyder and was born in Elizabethton on January 2, 1928. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Barbara Hoss Snyder; six brothers, Jason Worley Snyder, Watson “Doc” Snyder, Maywood Snyder, Dudley Snyder, Roy Mineyard Snyder Jr. and Ben Snyder; and two sisters, Hazel Basher and Wanda Elliott.
Floyd was a veteran of the United States Air Force, having served in World War II. He was a faithful member of Big Springs Church of Christ. He worked for 28 years at North American Rayon Corporation and retired as a Supervisor at the ETSU Post Office.
Floyd was a 50-plus year member of the Dashiell Masonic Lodge #283, a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite and a member of the Jericho Shrine Temple. He loved woodworking and working in his yard and garden.
Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 24 years, Jo Ann Hyder Snyder, of the home; one brother, John D. Snyder and wife Ethel of Elizabethton; one sister, Myrtle Taylor of Johnson City; two step-sons, Joseph E. Rutter of Elizabethton and James T. Rutter of Hawaii; two step-grandsons, Joseph E. Rutter II of Elizabethton and James T. Rutter II of Hawaii; several step-great-grandchildren; and a special nephew, Chase Nelson of Johnson City. Several other nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
A service to honor the life of Floyd Ray Snyder will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday, January 3, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with Mr. Glen Layfield, minister, officiating. A masonic service will follow the funeral. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, prior to the funeral service. The graveside service and entombment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, January 4, in the Mausoleum of Peace at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Military Honors to be accorded by the Carter County Honor Guard. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Everyone will meet at the cemetery at 9:50 a.m. Saturday. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Hillview Health Center for the care given to Floyd during his illness. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to Shriners Hospital for Children, 950 West Ferris Road, Greenville, SC 29605. Online condolences may be shared with the family on our website, www.tetrickfuneralhome.com
Mr. Snyder and his family are in the care of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton. Office: (423) 542-2232. Service Information Line: (423) 543-4917.

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