PIQUA - James A. Snyder, 78, of Piqua, entered the glories of heaven at 3:40 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, at his residence. He was born Sept. 24, 1935, in Cincinnati, to the late Ray W. and Sara (Gillis) Snyder. He married Carol A. Bigham on Dec. 5, 1970, in Piqua and she survives.
Other survivors include six children, Terri (Roy) Meeds, Dana A. Snyder all of Piqua, Cynthia (Rick Drake) Gibson of Troy, Jon (Karen) Snyder of Sunbury, Bradley (Debbie) Fasnacht of Indiana, Cheryl (Dan Perkins) Stewart of Sidney; 16 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers.
Mr. Snyder attended the University of Cincinnati and enjoyed a long career as a businessman as the Manager of the former Buckeye Mart Department Store of Piqua, owner of the Thomas Hardware store of Dayton and retiring from Erb Lumber Company of Sidney. He was a devoted member of the Troy Baptist Temple, where he served as a Financial Steward for over 20 years, and a past member of the Piqua Kiwanis Club. He will be deeply missed by his loving family and many friends.
A service to honor his life will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, at the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home with Pastor David S. Mulvaine officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Troy Baptist Temple Mission Fund, 691 Staunton Road, Troy, OH 45373 or Hospice of Miami County, Inc., P. O. Box 502, Troy, OH 45356. Guestbook condolences and expressions of sympathy, to be provided to the family, may be expressed through jamiesonandyannucci.com