Douglas M. “Wink” Snyder

Douglas M. “Wink” Snyder, 66, a resident of Fort Valley, died Saturday, February 11, 2012 at Life Care Center in New Market, Virginia.

“Wink” was born February 26, 1945 in Wardensville, West Virginia, the son of the late Carson Snyder and Maude McClanahan Snyder.  He was a 1963 graduate of Central High School and a retired brick mason.  “Wink” was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during the Vietnam conflict.  He was a life member of the Fort Valley Fire Department.

Surviving are four brothers, Jack Snyder of San Diego, CA, Larry Snyder, Steve Snyder (Marsha) and William “Bo” Snyder of Fort Valley.  He was predeceased by brother Jim Snyder of Fort Valley.

Graveside services will be held Wednesday, February 15 at 11:00 a.m. at the Ritenour Family Cemetery, 1610 Boyer Road, Fort Valley, VA. conducted by Pastor Sherry Waddell.

Pallbearers will be Pete King, Grayson Funk, Mickey Hunt, Sonny Tamkin, Bill Mantz and Rex Mantz.

“Wink” loved his family and the Fort Valley community.  He was hugely instrumental in establishing the Fort Valley Fire Department and the Fort Valley Community Club and spent countless hours in volunteer service to the Fort Valley community he loved so dearly.

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One Condolence to Douglas M. “Wink” Snyder

  1. Wayne & Dee Tisinger says:

    Sorry to hear of Wink’s passing….he was a funlovin’ fella!!!!!! Healing prayers to the Snyder family. Blessings, Wayne (CHS classmate) & Dee