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Roy Ray Snyder, age 93, of Mountain City, Tennessee, passed away on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center. He was born on March 15, 1922 to the late Fred Robin Snyder and Maggie Elizabeth Phillips Snyder. In addition to his parents, Roy was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Hester Arnold Snyder; sons and daughter-in-law: Eddie Ray Snyder and his wife Rosie Snyder and Kelly Allen Snyder; son-in-law, Tom Peters; sisters, Bess Lee Warren, Geneva Bentley and Georgia Prevett; brothers: Jake Snyder, David Snyder, Daniel J. Snyder and Charles Snyder.
Roy was a United States Army Veteran having served during World War II and earning two Bronze Stars. He was a member of Antioch Baptist Church and was baptized in Temple Baptist Church of Michigan.
Roy loved life and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He enjoyed baseball, gardening, fishing and hunting. When he wasn’t working, Roy was always busy tinkering and making things.

He is survived by his daughter, Joan Peters; daughter-in-law, Vickey Snyder; grandchildren: Brandon Snyder, Amber Foster and husband Tony, Rebecca Snyder Baker and husband Johnathan, Tina Peters Ziegler, Kelly Snyder Gwinn, Jason Ward, Aaron Peters and wife Kelly and Jamie Hockman; great grandchildren: Alexander Woodell, Rachel Woodell, Megan Gwinn, Robert Gwinn, Brianna Ziegler, Carter Rock, Lillan Applegate, Kaitlyn Dole, Molly Peters, Jake Peters, Cody Jordan, Alyssa Hockman, Dillion Zulkowski, Scott Hockman; brother-in-law, Dean Arnold, who was also Roy’s baseball watching buddy and several nieces and nephews.
The family received friends from 12-1:00 p.m. Saturday, May 30, 2015 at the Mountain City Funeral Home with the funeral service following at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Charles Brooks officiating.
Graveside service and interment with military honors followed at the Arnold Cemetery and was conducted by the Johnson County Honor Guard. Pallbearers were Brandon Snyder, Johnathan Baker, Jason Ward, Alexander Woodell, Aaron Peters and Robert Gwinn. Honorary pallbearer was Frankie Smith.
At other times, the family will receive friends at the home, 5697 Hwy 67 W, Mountain City, TN 37683.
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The family of Roy Ray Snyder has entrusted his services to Mountain City Funeral Home, 224 S. Church Street, Mountain City, TN 376