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Joe Raymond Snider Jr. 83, of Fairmont, passed away on Thursday (Aug. 3, 2017) at his residence.
He was born in Marion County, on Dec. 25, 1933, a son of the late Joe and Mary Robertson Snider.
Joe was a lifelong member of the First United Methodist Church; he is now a member of LIFE United Methodist Church. He faithfully attended the Friendship Class. Joe was always recruited to make green beans for the church dinners.
He graduated from East Fairmont High School in 1951 and Fairmont State University in 1956. He retired in 1980 from Owens Illinois Glass in Fairmont. He also worked for H&H Windows and Muffler Masters.
Joe enjoyed farming for 50 years, and he never met a stranger and knew everyone by their name. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.
He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Nancy Lee (White) Snider; four daughters, Cynthia Stickles and Donnie Tucker, Valerie Jordan and Mark Moran, Monica and Harry Adams, Leisa and Ray Urse; one son, Joe Snider III and Jodi Yoho Snider; grandchildren, Jason (Kelly) Stickles, Ryan (Vanessa) Stickles, Colin Stickles, Randall Jordan, Brandon Jordan, Garrett Jordan, Madison Urse, Rachael Adams (Damian) Ferek, Kirk (Chelsey) Snider, Jayna Snider (Sam) Davis and Sophi Snider; and nine great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Joe was preceded in death by his brother, Thomas Snider.
Family and friends may call from 1-7 p.m. Monday and from 10-11 a.m. Tuesday at the Carpenter & Ford Funeral Home, 209 Merchant St. Fairmont. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with Pastor Larry Buckland and Reverend Clyde Beard officiating.
Joe's family's is honoring his request for cremation following the funeral service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to LIFE United Methodist Church, 1564 Mary Lou Retton Drive, Fairmont, WV 26554 for the New Building Fund.
Online condolences and memories may be shared with the Snider family at www.carpenterandford.com.
Published on August 6, 2017
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