Jimmie D. Snyder

January 22, 1931 - March 21, 2020
Jimmie D. Snyder

Jimmie Dan Snyder was born January 22, 1931, to Guy Buford and Pearl Marian Snyder in Pensacola, Florida. As a young boy, he moved with his family to the Parsons area, where he grew up and attended school. Following graduating from Parsons High School, Jimmie served in the United States Army and was stationed in Japan from 1952 to 1954 during the Korean War.

Throughout his life, Jimmie worked as a millwright and retired from the Kansas Army Ammunition Plant in 1993. Jimmie was a founding member of the Parsons Coin Collector Club and was a member of the Pittsburg Coin Collector Club. His other memberships included the Parsons Nazarene Church; the Parsons Masonic Lodge #117, A.F. & A.M.; and a lifetime membership in the VFW Brown-Bishop Post #704. Jimmie was known for his wheeling and dealing of all kinds of collectibles and especially loved collecting coins. He especially enjoyed going to the casino to play bingo with his grandkids. Jimmie also enjoyed trout fishing, square dancing and was very proud of his beard.

On August 20, 1955, Jimmie and Henrietta Cochran were united in marriage in Parsons. She survives of the home.

Survivors include:

His wife: Henrietta, of the home

Two sons: Michael Dan Snyder and his wife, Lauri, of Paradise, California

James J. “Jody” Snyder of Parsons

Two daughters: Angela Standridge and her husband, John, of Parsons

Regina K. Snyder-Riley of Parsons

Eleven grandchildren – Christy Gilreath and her husband, Josh; Michael Snyder; Andrew Snyder; Amanda Steeves and her husband, Erik; Brian Snyder; Leanda Shaw and her husband Kenny; Cory Standridge; Elizabeth Standridge; Sarah Snyder; Shania Riley; and Shawn Riley

Ten great-grandchildren

One brother: Elroy Snyder of Parsons

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Mary Ashcraft and June Robins.

A private service will be held Thursday, March 26, 2020, at the Parsons Nazarene Church. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Friends may visit the Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Parsons from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday to sign the register.

Memorials are suggested to the Parsons Nazarene Church. These may be left at or mailed to Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home, P.O. Box 374, Parsons, KS 67357.