Address: Hawk Community, Cane Creek
Date of Death: Saturday, October 13, 2012
Arrangements: Yancey Funeral Services
Details: A native of Mitchell County, he was a son of the late Grover and Lou Dellinger Snyder and was the husband of over 40 years to the late Dette Vance Snyder. He was also preceded in death by a son, Ralph Snyder, Jr; two sisters: Doris McKenzie and Bea Craigo; three brothers: Doc, Joe and Guy Snyder. Ralph was a World War II Navy Veteran, and had retired with Brad Regan, a member of Cane Creek Baptist Church where he was superintendent for 60+ years, Male Sunday School teacher and caretaker of the Cane Creek Cemetery. He loved working on lawn mowers and reading his Bible. He was a strong civil leader in the Republican party.
Surviving is a son, John Snyder and wife, Nancy; grandson, Allen Snyder and wife, Pam; granddaughter, Nikki Snyder Ward; great-granddaughter, Jerri Snyder; two great-grandsons: Matthew Snyder and Brody Ward, all of Bakersville; three very special friends: Judy Snyder, Wade Pittman and Kayla Buchanan. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 16th in Cane Creek Baptist Church. Rev. Lonnie McClellan and Rev. Mark McKinney will officiate. The family will receive friends from 5:30 until 7:30 on Tuesday prior to the services at the church and at other times will be at the home of Allen and Pam Snyder, 4513 Cane Creek Road, Bakersville. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday in the Cane Creek Cemetery. Pallbearers will be: Ron Bailey, Mike Howell, Jerry Pitman, Wade Pittman, Billy Pitman and Morris Burleson.
Memorial donations may be made to Mitchell County Senior Citizens Center or to Hospice of Mitchell County.