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Roy Robert Bob Snyder of Miami, OK passed away Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at his home. He was 63.
Bob was born on July 11, 1944, at Fort Sill, Lawton, OK, to Audrey and Elmer Snyder. When Bobby, as he was known throughout childhood, was six months old, the family moved to Stroud, OK. Bob was outstanding in all school sports, serving as captain of the 1962 State Champion basketball team. Upon graduation, he attended Oklahoma State University for two years.
On November 9, 1963, he married Doris, his high school sweetheart. They moved back to Stroud and Bob joined his parents in their family grocery store. It was in Stroud that their daughter Tammy was born.
In 1968, Bob moved his family to Miami, OK, where they currently reside. He worked in retail for Farriers Grocery, Stokes Grocery, and Sherwin Williams until joining Bomford, Couch and Wilson Insurance as an insurance agent. Following that association he was affiliated with the Garwood Insurance Agency. Always and entrepreneur, Bob invested in rental properties and became self employed, renovating and managing his properties.
Always active, Bob was a Jaycee and played competitive recreational sports for many years, finally settling into his real passion for golf. He always cherished the friendships he had among his golfing buddies.
Never one to really retire, Bob developed his woodworking talent and designed and created furniture and cabinetry for family and friends. He cherished his Lord and Savior and the relationships he had with his church family. Known affectionately as Builder Bob he happily responded to calls for assistance, especially for the church property. He was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Commerce, OK.
Bob was a loving, kind, and very generous person. He especially enjoyed giving a surprise, often anonymous gift. He blessed many people in this way.
He lived his life well and fully, never complaining when illness came. He was a good example and is missed and loved by his family and many friends.
He is survived by his wife Doris of the home, his daughter Tammy Corntassel and her husband Jim of Miami and their children Cody and Chelsea.
Funeral Services will be Friday May 27, 2011 at 10:00 A. M. at the First Assembly of God Church in Commerce, OK. Rev. Howie Moss and Rev. Raymond Frizzelle will officiate. Pallbearers will be Marvin Hoover, Rick Smith, Bill Rorie, Brad Walker, Ray Milam and David Wyrick. Honorary Pallbearers will be Tom Gilbert, Bruce Turner, Paul Mercer, Rawleigh Tash, Dr. Scott Anthony and Mark VonMoss. Interment will be in G.A.R. Cemetery in Miami, OK. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Paul Thomas Funeral Home in Miami, OK. Services are under the direction of the Paul Thomas Funeral Home in Miami, OK. Online condolences may be made at www.paulthomasfuneralhomes.com
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