John Henry Snyder was born Dec. 3, 1924 in Carthage, Mo. Soon after his birth, the family moved to Nevada, Mo. He graduated from Nevada High School in 1942, spent one year at the University of Missouri, and was in th United States Navy during World War II. Also while in the Navy, he received a degree in engineering from Rice University in 1946.
He married his high school sweetheart, Marjorie Ann Hoffmann in 1948. Their 56 year marriage ended upon Marjorie's death in 2004.
John was a 34 year employee of Amoco Oil Company and at the time of hisretirement in 1982, he and Marge were living in Mandeville, La. They soon moved to Winter Springs, Fla., where they lived until Marge's death. John then moved to Tulsa, Okla. in 2005 until his death on June 20, 2009.
John and Marge had two children, a son, Johnny, who died at the age of 12, and Sidney Snyder, who presently lives in Orlando, Fla., John is also survived by a brother, Bill Snyder, and two nieces, Kendra Polanco and Dianne Hixenbaugh, all of Tulsa.