Snyder, Oliver Page Born to Bryan Snyder, Jr. and Marguerite Helen Schumate on December 10, 1927 in Dallas, Texas and passed away January 16, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. His American lineage comes from Andrew Snyder who assisted in the American Revolution serving in Col. James Cantine's Regiment at Woodstock, New York, and from John Schumate Jr. of Fauquier County, Virginia 1732. Growing up in Dallas, Oliver was a member of the Episcopal Church, Boy Scouts of America, and after brief studies at Texas A&M University entered the United States Marine Corps at the ending of WWII. He served in the Pacific "First Marine Division Guadalcanal " and later in Mainland China at the American Embassy. He returned to Dallas after his service and attended SMU. Oliver joined and continued to be active in Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity. He also was a member of the "Sons of the American Revolution", "The Huguenot Society", and the "The James Town Society". He worked at Johnston Printing Company until retirement. He was instrumental in the creation of the "Printing Industries of America, Texas Credit Union". He served on the Board of Directors, "Southwest School of Printing, Scholarship Program". Most recently Oliver was active in The "Romeo Club"(retired old men eating out) and his college fraternity. Over the years he has enjoyed outdoor activities such as hunting and fishing with his sons and his wife. He has many friends and has always been highly regarded in the community. We will all miss his guidance and leadership and his compassion for those around him. Survived by his wife; Billie Dove Snyder, his sons; John C. Snyder and Oliver Page Snyder, Jr., brothers; Bryan Snyder of Austin, Texas and Fallon Snyder of Hot Springs, Arkansas; grandchildren, great-granddaughter and many nephews and nieces. Memorial service will be held at 12:00pm, Friday, January 24, 2014 at Sparkman/Hillcrest Northwest Highway Chapel. Memorials may be made to Cause for Paws (www.cfprescue.org). Please visit www.Sparkman-Hillcrest.com
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Published in Dallas Morning News on Jan. 19, 2014