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George Paul "Red" Snyder

June 12, 1933 April 24, 2019
George  Paul "Red" Snyder
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Obituary for George Paul "Red" Snyder

Mr. George Paul “Red” Snyder, age 85 of Wilkesboro, passed away Wednesday, April 24, 2019, at his home.

Funeral services will be held 3:00 PM Saturday, April 27, 2019, at Wilkesboro United Methodist Church where he was a member. Rev. Chris Lakey will be officiating the service. Burial will be in Mountain Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:30 until 3:00 PM prior to the service in the Heritage Room.

Mr. Snyder was born June 12, 1933 in Wilkes County to Donald V. Snyder and Mattie Lodemia McNeil Snyder. He retired from Tyson Foods as the Vice President of Deli Sales. Mr. Snyder was recipient of “The Order of the Long Leaf Pine” for outstanding community service -1997. Community Service included:
• Commissioner Town of Wilkesboro – 24 years (8 years Mayor Pro-Tem)
• Member of Wilkes Airport Authority
• Member of the Wilkes Community College Endowment Board
• Member of the Watts Retreat Commission
• Region D Council of Government Board
He served in the US Army - 11th Airborne Division during the Korean War, was a former Member of North Wilkesboro Rotary Club, former Santa Claus for Wilkes County Parade 20+ years, Honorary Wilkesboro Fireman and Tyson Salesperson of the Year.

Mr. Snyder was instrumental in the creation of the Tyson Foods Deli Division and in the development of 421 infrastructure that allowed growth of retail in Wilkesboro through the Hwy 421 corridor.

During his service with Holly Farms, Mr. Snyder cooked with Dinah Shore and cooked for dignitaries such as President Ronald Reagan who offered him a job to cook for him at the Whitehouse, and others celebrities, sport figures, NASCAR race drivers, his neighbors and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters; Clara Snyder Church and Martha Snyder Elbe.

Mr. Snyder is survived by his wife; Madge Snyder of the home and a son; George Snyder, II and wife Camie of Matthews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Wilkesboro Fire Department 400 South Cherry Street Wilkesboro, NC 28697 or the Wilkes Community College Endowment Corporation c/o Allison Phillips PO Box 120 Wilkesboro, NC 28697.

Online condolences may be made at www.reinssturdivant.com


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Visitation

Saturday

27

Apr

1:30 PM 4/27/2019 1:30:00 PM - 3:00 PM 4/27/2019 3:00:00 PM
Wilkesboro United Methodist Church

309 W Main Street/P.O. Box 197
Wilkesboro, NC 28697

Wilkesboro United Methodist Church
309 W Main Street/P.O. Box 197 Wilkesboro 28697 NC
United States

Service

Saturday

27

Apr

3:00 PM 4/27/2019 3:00:00 PM
Wilkesboro United Methodist Church

309 W Main Street/P.O. Box 197
Wilkesboro, NC 28697

Wilkesboro United Methodist Church
309 W Main Street/P.O. Box 197 Wilkesboro 28697 NC
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Mountain Park Cemetery Final Resting Place

Barricks Hill Road
Wilkesboro, NC 28697

Barricks Hill Road Wilkesboro 28697 NC
United States

Memorial Contribution

Wilkesboro Fire Department c/o Jason Smithey

400 South Cherry Street
Wilkesboro, NC 28697

Wilkes Community College Endowment Corp. c/o Allison Phillips

PO Box 120
Wilkesboro, NC 28697
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