Donnie ‘Don’ Elisha Snyder

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Donnie ‘Don’ Elisha Snyder, 86, a resident of Hambleton, passed from this life Thursday, January 10, 2019 at Cortland Acres Nursing Home. He had been in declining health.


Don was born Monday, February 15, 1932, a son of the late Oley Job Snyder and Rachel Gertrude Collins Snyder. He was twice married. First, on January 19, 1957, in Elkton, MD, he was married to the former Millie Plowman to whom he was married to for forty-two years. Then on December 7, 2007, in Parsons, he married the former Mary Sturms Swartz. They had celebrated eleven years of marriage.

Left to cherish Don’s memory are three children, Donnie Snyder and wife, Gail, of Fredericksburg, VA, Dale Snyder and wife, Missie, of Augusta, and Donna Davis and husband, Freddie, of Thomas, one step-daughter Willetta Bolinger and husband Dick of Parsons, fourteen grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Preceding Don in death besides his parents were two sons, Daniel Snyder and Dennis “Chip” Snyder, three sisters, Kathleen Stonesifer, Eileen Walton, and Viola Kyle, three brothers, Delmer Snyder, Virgil Snyder and Kelly Snyder. Don was the last surviving member of his immediate family.

Don attended Parsons High School, and he had served in the US Army during which time he was stationed in Germany. He was a coal miner for Laurel Run Mining Company. He enjoyed wood-working, working in his garage, playing his guitar and singing. He loved his family very much and loved spending time with them. He was a member of the Tucker County Veterans Association and a Pentecostal by faith.

Visitation will be held at the Hostetler Funeral Home on Wednesday, from 5-8 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 1 p.m. Rev. Todd Rhodes will officiate, and interment will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery at Thomas where members of the Tucker County Veterans Association, H.W. Daniels Post #29, American Legion, Tygarts Valley Post #3647, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the West Virginia Honor Guard will conduct full military honors. The Hostetler Funeral has been entrusted with the arrangements for Donnie “Don” Elisha Snyder. Condolences may be made to the family at www.hostetlerfuneralhome.com