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Gary Brian "Gip" Snyder

July 5, 1945 — December 30, 2022

Maple Rapids

     Gary Brian "Gip" Snyder, age 77, of Maple Rapids, MI, passed away on Friday, December 30, 2022, at his home.

     A Memorial Service will be held at the First Baptist Church, St. Johns, Michigan, on Tuesday, January 3, 2023, at 1:00 P.M. with Pastor Tim Knaus officiating.    Visitation will be held from 11:00 A.M. until the time of the service at the church.

     Gary was born in St. Johns, Michigan on July 5, 1945, the son Lyle M. and Harriett Alice (Weaver) Snyder.  He graduated from Fulton High School with the class of 1963.  Gary married Pamela (Schmidt) Snyder, on August 7, 1965, Maple Rapids United Methodist Church, Maple Rapids, Michigan.

     His family was very important to him.  He served his church as a Sunday School Teacher and Awana Leader, a Deacon, and soul winner.  He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, and skeet shooting, and trapping.  Gary worked for Fisher Body for thirty years, retiring 1994.  He was a member of First Baptist Church, St. Johns, Michigan.

     He is survived by his wife Pamela Snyder, two sons: G. Brian and Janice Snyder, and Brook and Anna Snyder; ten grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter; two brothers: Ray and Elaine Snyder, and Ralph and Frances Snyder; three brothers-in-law: Rodney and JoanAnne Schmidt, Alan and Gellie Schmidt, and William and Jodi Schmidt.   He is also survived by several step-siblings and many nieces and nephews.   He was predeceased by parents, two brothers: Mearl and his wife Dottie, and Rocky Rand Snyder, USMC, who was killed in Vietnam in 1967, one sister Joan and her husband Gary Tucker, two step-mothers: Ruth Jones Snyder, and Opal Jason Snyder, and several step siblings.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, St. Johns. MI.  Online condolences can be sent to www.smithfamilyfuneralhomes.com. The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes - Osgood Chapel, St. Johns, Michigan.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Tuesday, January 3, 2023

11:00am - 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

First Baptist Church of St. Johns

512 S Whittemore St, St Johns, MI 48879

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Memorial Service

Tuesday, January 3, 2023

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

First Baptist Church of St. Johns

512 S Whittemore St, St Johns, MI 48879

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