Gene Norman Snyder, Sr.
Gene Norman Snyder, Sr., age 82, of 4917 Dunlap Creek Road, Covington, Virginia died Tuesday, October 24, 2023 at the Alleghany Health and Rehabilitation Center in Clifton Forge, Virginia.
Gene was born April 16, 1941, in Sweet Chalybeate, Virginia to the late John Robert and Dorothy Kirk Snyder. He was a graduate of Dunlap High School, served in the United States Air Force, and was a retired papermaker for Westvaco. He was on the committee for the Dunlap High School Reunions for many years and was a member of First Christian Church in Covington, as well as the Independent Order of Odd Fellows Alleghany Lodge #23 in Covington and the American Legion Post 4 of Covington. He enjoyed playing golf, restoring old Pontiac cars, drag racing, and hunting.
In addition to his parents, Gene was preceded in death by a son, Gene N. Snyder, Jr. in 2008; a brother, Donald R. Snyder and his wife Barbara; and two sisters, Armilda Bradley and her husband Chuck, and Juanita Rose.
He is survived by his wife of sixty-three years, Linda Humphreys Snyder, a son, John “Andy” Snyder and wife Carolyn, a grandson, Andrew M. Snyder, and a sister, Betty Rogers and her husband Bob, all of Covington, as well as a number of nieces and nephews.
In keeping with his wishes, his body has been cremated. A Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date.
Nicely Funeral Home, Clifton Forge is handling arrangements.
The family suggests memorial tributes take the form of contributions to the First Christian Church, 231 E. Fudge St., Covington, VA 24426.
To send condolences to the family online, please visit www.nicelyfuneralhome.com
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