Leonard D. Snider

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Funeral Services for Leonard Donald Snider, 71, of Conroe, Texas will be held on Friday, September 9, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. in The Chapel at Conroe Funeral Directors with the Reverend Mona Lopez officiating. Interment will follow in Ryan Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Thursday, September 8, 2016 from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home.

After a long courageous battle with cancer on September 3 the angels came and took another angel home. Fly high oh loved one, we will miss you so much but we know your work on earth is done. Leonard Donald Snider also known by many as L D. or Red was the sixth child of nine born to Novel Snider and Vera Elizabeth Belyeu. He was born in Graham, Texas but moved with his family to Conroe when he was a baby. He lost his dad at the age of seven and his mother raised the children. In 1955, he and several of his friends (Joe Munoz, Ellis Munoz, and Merle Chatham) became part of the first paper boys in Conroe. He developed a lasting friendship with Jesse Powell, the man he worked for. The paper came out on Wednesdays and they would sell their papers on the town square to attorneys and townspeople. In 1963, he enlisted in the U.S. Army. He served in Korea and the Vietnam War. In 1967, he married the love of his life and soulmate, Ruth Mize. He went back to work for the Conroe Courier as a pressmen's helper and advanced to a pressmen. He was there when the Courier got their first color press in 1968 or 69. He was an employee of the Conroe Courier and Houston Community News for more than 40 years. He loved his job and the people he worked with. He retired in 2007 at age 62.

L D was a family man. His family was the light of his life. L D and Ruth were married 49 years and had 2 children, Tammy Snider Cofield and Donald Allen Novel Snider. He had 4 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren with 2 more on the way. He was very proud of each and every one of them; they were so special; he loved them to the moon and back. He was their granddaddy. He was a very caring person and he would help anyone.

L D loved fishing and hunting with his son and grandson. He loved to go to garage sales and was always looking for a bargain. He enjoyed having family and friends over for the annual 4th of July picnics. He loved watching his children and grandchildren play sports and their school events. He loved watching westerns and rodeos. He also loved his family genealogy.

L D was preceded in death by his parents, his son Donald, siblings: Geraldine Shehane, David Earl Snider Sr., Truman Snider, Novel Snider Jr., and Leon Snider. Survivors: wife, Ruth Mize Snider, daughter, Tammy Snider Cofield, grandchildren: Cray Cofield Armstrong, Brooke Myers Snider, Bodine Snider, Jacquelene Cofield Grafft, and great grandchildren: MaKenzie Halstrom Snider, Emilyn Cofield "Emi", Callan Grafft "Callie", Dante Cofield Armstrong; brother: Hullon Snider of Iowa; sister: Lunia Edwards of Conroe and brother: Marvin Snider of Florida. He is also survived by many additional family members and friends. The family would like to send a heartfelt thanks to the Jesse C. Powell family for all of their love and support during the most difficult time.


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Published on yourconroenews.com from Sept. 6 to Sept. 19, 2016
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