John L. Snyder, 86, of Owensboro, passed away peacefully August 18, 2021, at home. He was born April 21, 1935, in Owensboro to the late Louis "Bud" and Marguerite Davis Snyder. John served both his country and community. He retired as a Lt. Colonel from the Army and Captain of the Owensboro Fire Department. He spent a total of 60 years in these roles with some years served concurrently. John also worked as a dispatcher for Owensboro Health Regional Hospital for 10 years and received an award for heroism with the Emergency Medical Service in 1993. John was also passionate about history and genealogy. He enjoyed watching baseball and supporting the Atlanta Braves, but most importantly, family was everything to him.
John was preceded in death by his first wife, Carolyn H. Snyder; grandson, Jared Thomas and brother, Horace Ellis Snyder.
He is survived by his wife, Alice Snyder; children, Kim (Steve) Gillians, Dave Snyder, Jeff Snyder and Jenny (Randy) Thomas; grandchildren, Greg (Jessi) Snyder, Rebecca Thomas, Mary Catherine Thomas, Seth Thomas, Andrew Thomas and Luke Thomas; great-grandchildren, Addison Howard, Nola Snyder and Joel Snyder; sister, Martha Snyder, several nieces, nephews and cousins, and his faithful canine, Joey.
The funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Monday, at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory. Visitation will be 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Sunday and 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Hospice of Western Kentucky or the Owensboro Humane Society.
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