He was born March 28, 1933, in rural Fulton the son of George Franklin Snyder and Mary Townsend Snyder.
He was a 1951 graduate of Fulton High School. He served in the United States Army during the final months of the Korean War. George married Carol Lavon Colgin on Dec. 31, 1957, at the Fort Scott Courthouse. He was a heavy equipment operator having his own dozer business. He also retired from the P&M Coal Company in 1990. George attended the Fulton United Methodist Church. When time allowed, he loved to fish and hunt. He also was a good welder and mechanic.
Survivors include his wife Carol, of the home; six sons, Dale Dean Snyder and wife Donna, Fulton, Kan., Ronnie Eugene Snyder and wife Debbie, Mound City, Kan., Steven Dwayne Snyder and wife Nancy, Wichita, Kan., Donnie Lynn Snyder and wife Sherri Lynn, Fulton, Kan., Darren Ernest Snyder and wife Tamala, Parker, Kan., and Darrel Edward Snyder and wife Marsha, Concordia, Kan.; and two daughters, Laura Lea Snyder, Fulton, Kan., and Deborah Ann Wakefield and husband Shane, Mound City, Kan. Also surviving is a brother, Alva Snyder, Bronson, Kan., and a sister Mary Beckford, Fulton, Kan.; 18 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, David Wayne Snyder and a brother, John Snyder.
Pastor Joe Perkins will conduct graveside services at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Mapleton Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Cheney Witt Chapel.
Memorials are suggested to the Mercy Hospital Rehab Department and may be sent to Cheney Witt Chapel, P.O. Box 347, Fort Scott, Kansas 66701.
Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.