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James Stuart Snyder, age 71, of 120 Robe Shull Road, Mountain City, TN passed away Tuesday, December 25, 2012 at his residence. He was a native of Johnson County and was born March 20, 1941 to the late Dayton S. Snyder and Minnie Belle Ward Snyder. Jim was a quiet man and had a gentle spirit. He loved his family and adored his grandchildren. He loved the simple life and also loved traveling to the Amish Country because he felt he had a lot in common with them. Jim graduated from Johnson County High School and spent three years in the U.S Army during the Korean conflict. He was a dairy farmer for 36 years and a carrier for Johnson City Press for five years. He was of the Baptist faith and loved his Lord Jesus Christ. When able he attended Vaughts Gap Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Lois Phipps Snyder; sister: Margaret Snyder Myers; brothers: David Snyder and wife Ladonna; Roy Snyder and wife Dixie; Richard “Dick” Snyder and wife Lona Jean; daughter: Angelina Marie Snyder and husband Nevin; step children: Jody Putnam, Tammy McCloud, Pamela Brown and husband Jeff; grandchildren: Liddy Drey Arnold, Madelyn Grace Arnold, Johnathan Tanner Putnam, Shainna Rhea Putnam, Allyson Paige McCloud, Griffin Lynn Brown, Carson Ray Brown; his children whom he called his adopted children: Wild Willie Phipps, Melinda (Moe) Sutherland Hasket, Bobbie Joe Crawford, Holly Grayson Brown, Billy and Mark Ward. Several nieces, nephews, many special friends, and his special horse Andy also survive.
Funeral services for James Stuart Snyder were conducted at 8:00 p.m. Thursday, December 27, 2012 from the Charles B. Hux Memorial Chapel of Hux-Lipford Funeral Home with Rev. Carl Swift and Rev. Chuck Morefield officiating. The family received friends from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. prior to the funeral service. Graveside service with military honors accorded by the Johnson County Honor Guard were held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, December 28, 2012 from Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Active pallbearers were Willie Phipps, Billy Ward, Mark Ward, Jeff Brown, Griffin Brown, Nevin Snyder, J.L. Hamby, Dan Myers, Brent Snyder, Eric Snyder and Travis Williams. Honorary pallbearers were Joe Stanley, Bill Adams, Sam Cress, Eric Trivette, Ken Phipps, Bill Brookshire, Mike Wills, Paul Dunn, Kelly Wilson, Joe Guinn, Bill Tugman, Bob Garland, Pat Conville, Jim McCulloch, Pug Tester and Stacy Whitaker.
Friends may call at the residence, 120 Robe Shull Road, Mountain City, TN at any time.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Johnson County Cancer Support Group, c/o Flo Bellamy, 3510 Hwy 4221 N, Mountain City, TN 37683.
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As requested by the family of James Stuart Snyder, arrangements are in the care of Hux-Lipford Funeral Home.